Buses Replace Train Service between West Hempstead & Valley Stream Midday Weekdays from Dec. 1 to Dec. 19 for Track Work


LIRR Will Be Replacing Railroad Ties and Carrying out Resurfacing Work.

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West Hempstead, NY - November 30th, 2014 - Buses will replace train service between on West Hempstead and Valley Stream from 9:21 a.m. until 3:50 p.m. on 15 consecutive weekdays beginning Monday, December 1 through Friday, December 19 while Long Island Rail Road workers carry out an important track maintenance project.
The single main track between West Hempstead and Valley Stream will be taken out of service to allow for the installation of new railroad ties as well as resurfacing along the route. The work will be carried out on weekdays during the off-peak period only and will not impact weekend train service.
Customers will board buses at stations West Hempstead through Westwood up to 19 minutes later than normal to travel to Valley Stream where train service will resume. They should anticipate up to 24 minutes of additional travel time.
Customers will travel by train to Valley Stream where they will board a bus that will stop at all stations from Westwood to West Hempstead. They should expect up to 18 minutes of additional travel time.
For More Information
Long Island Rail Road customers will find the latest LIRR travel updates at www.mta.info. They can also call the LIRR's Customer Information Center by dialing 511 and saying: Long Island Rail Road. To sign up for real-time customer travel alerts via email or text visit www.mymtaalerts.com.