Long Island, NY - October 13, 2015 - Buses will replace train service on the Long Island Rail Road’s Ronkonkoma Branch between Ronkonkoma and Central Islip from 12:39 a.m. on Sunday, October 18 until 12:32 a.m. on Monday, October 19 for construction work associated with the LIRR’s Double Track project. The outage will also affect travel to and from Greenport. Customers can expect the following schedule changes:
Customers will board a bus at Ronkonkoma up to 23 minutes earlier than normal for the trip to Central Islip where train service will resume to points west.
Customers will travel by train to Central Islip where they will board buses for the trip to Ronkonkoma. The change is expected to result in 23 minutes additional travel time for those heading for Ronkonkoma.
East of Ronkonkoma
Departure times for westbound trains from stations Greenport, Southold, Mattituck, Riverhead, Yaphank and Medford will be altered.
The LIRR’s Double Track project involves the installation of a second between Ronkonkoma and Farmingdale. Phase one of the project from Ronkonkoma to Central Islip is now underway.
For More Information
The latest information on LIRR service is available online or by signing up for free customer service alerts via email or text at www.mymtaalerts.com. Customers may also call 511, the New York State Travel Information line, and say: “Long Island Rail Road,” to reach customer service. If hearing impaired, use the preferred relay service provider for the free 711 relay to reach LIRR at 511.