Port Washington, NY - September 22, 2015 - Bus service will replace trains between Port Washington and Great Neck this coming weekend from 12:04 a.m. Saturday, September 26 until 3:15 a.m. on Monday, September 28 as work resumes on the construction of the new Colonial Road Bridge near Great Neck Station. During that same period service on the Port Washington Branch will be reduced from half-hourly to hourly.
The weekend work is part of the LIRR’s $45 million Colonial Road Improvement Project which kicked off in March with the demolition of the old bridge. The new bridge is scheduled to open to traffic next spring. The Railroad will also be making drainage improvements at track level by building a new retaining wall and extending an existing pocket track to improve operational flexibility. The entire project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2018.
Westbound to New York
Port Washington Branch service will reduced from half-hourly to hourly. Passengers boarding at Port Washington, Plandome and Manhasset will board buses or vans up to 25 minutes earlier than usual for Great Neck where normal train service will resume.
Eastbound to Port Washington
Port Washington Branch service is reduced from half-hourly to hourly. Passengers traveling to stations Manhasset, Plandome and Port Washington will get off the train at Great Neck and board buses or vans to their final destinations. Passengers will arrive up to 25 minutes later usual depending upon destination.
For More Information
Customers can pick up a copy of the special Port Washington Branch timetable for the weekend of June 20-21 at terminals and branch stations. The special timetable can also be found on the MTA LIRR website. Full details about the Colonial Road Improvement Project can also be found on the MTA website here.