Long Island, NY - May 25, 2016 - With the newly constructed Colonial Road Bridge now open to vehicular traffic, MTA Long Island Rail Road is preparing for the next phase of the Colonial Road Improvement Project: the installation of a new drainage system at track level that will eliminate a flooding problem that often hampers train service.
To allow for site preparation, service on the Port Washington Branch will be reduced from half-hourly to hourly in both directions for 12 hours on Saturday, June 4, beginning 6 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. During that same period, buses and vans will replace trains in the single track area between Port Washington and Great Neck stations.
Customers boarding at stations Port Washington through Manhasset will board buses or vans up to 25 minutes earlier than normal for travel to Great Neck where train service resume.
Customers will traveling to Manhasset, Plandome and Port Washington will travel by train to as Great Neck and board buses or vans to their final destinations arriving up to 25 minutes later than normal.
For More Information
Customers should consult the Port Washington Branch Special Timetable for Saturday, June 12 here or contact the LIRR’s Customer Service Center by calling 511, the New York State Travel Information Line, and say: Long Island Rail Road. If you are deaf or hearing impaired, use your preferred relay service provider for the free 711 relay to reach the LIRR at 511.