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LIRR Thursday PM Schedule Changes

Following Sandy, rail road continues operating on a modified schedule.

Story by Greg Sleter.

As the Long Island Rail Road continues its recovery from Hurricane Sandy, its Thursday evening rush hour schedule includes a handful of cancellations or diverted trains on the Babylon Branch. Riders should continue to anticipate delays of 10 to 15 minutes with trains more crowded than usual.

• The 4:04 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Babylon at 5:05 p.m. is canceled. Customers will be accommodated by the 4:12 p.m. train from New York due into Massapequa Park at 5:10 p.m with stops at Woodside, Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Jamaica, Rockville Centre and then all local stops to Babylon.

• The 4:34 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Babylon at 5:39 p.m. is canceled. Customers will be accommodated by the 4:37 p.m. train from New York due into Babylon at 5:52 p.m. with stops at Jamaica, St. Albans, Lynbrook, Rockville Centre and then all local stops to Babylon.

• The 4:52 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Babylon at 5:55 p.m. is canceled. Customers will be accommodated by the 5:03 p.m. train from New York due into Wantagh at 5:53 p.m. with a stop at Rockville Centre and then all local stops to Babylon.

• The 5:13 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Wantagh at 6:19 p.m. is canceled. Customers will be accommodated by the 5:19 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Wantagh at 6:06 p.m. with stops at Woodside, Jamaica, Merrick and then all local stops to Babylon.

• The 5:24 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Freeport at 6:10 p.m. is canceled. Customers will be accommodated by the 5:35 p.m. Huntington train from Penn Station due into Jamaica at 5:55 p.m. for transfer to the 6:05 p.m. Babylon train with a stop at Rockville Centre and then all local stops to Babylon.

• The 5:36 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Babylon at 6:40 p.m. is canceled. Customers will be accommodated by the 5:40 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Seaford at 6:30 p.m. with a stop at Merrick and then all local stops to Babylon.

• The 6:05 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Wantagh at 6:51 p.m. is canceled. Customers will be accommodated by the 6:10 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Freeport at 6:54 p.m. with a stop at Rockville Centre and then all local stops to Wantagh.

• The 6:33 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Babylon at 7:35 p.m. is canceled. Customers will be accommodated by the 6:36 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Wantagh at 7:29 p.m. with stops at Jamaica, St. Albans, Rockville Centre and then all local stops to Babylon.
Robert Demarco November 15, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Why do the Wantagh trains always get cancelled, not only during this Sandy emergency, but whenever there is a problem on the LIRR, which is frequently?
BigIdeas November 15, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Hey - How about posting the trains that will be stopping at Lynbrook. It's a crap shoot trying to figure out when tha LIRR will have a train stop. And it changes from day to day during the eastbound rush.
Pete Duston November 15, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Stop complaining. There are lots of families with no place to go because they lost everything in the storm.
Robert Demarco November 15, 2012 at 07:23 PM
Its not a complaint, Pete, its an observation. Every time someone makes a comment does not mean they are unsympathetic to the victims of the storm. The incompetence of the LIRR has nothing to do with the storm. And for the record, my daughter lived in Long Beach, so I am well aware of what is going on.
Larry Warshaw November 15, 2012 at 08:00 PM
It's the Long Island Fail Road
Robert Demarco November 15, 2012 at 08:17 PM
They bill it as 'Near normal service", but when you cancel 27 out of 123 trains, that is over 20% of their schedule. That is not near normal. If 27 trains were cancelled during a typical rush hour, this service would be categorized as delays. LIRR figures they can brainwash the riders with this terminology, but the fact is that they have no clue as to the most efficient use of what they have available. They are logistically challenged.
Joe November 15, 2012 at 08:28 PM
LIRR is a lot like LIPA, sure there are some very hard working people within the organization, but communication was, and still is a total failure for both organizations. And sending out endless emails is not really good communications, good communication comes from careful pre-planning before emergencies and a process how to communicate effectively.
Sam C November 15, 2012 at 08:52 PM
the 5:19 is stopping at lynbrook for the time being
Ralph A. November 16, 2012 at 09:30 AM
How long is the LIRR going to use Sandy as the excuse? They have been claiming signal damage in two of the four East River Tunnels which is owned by Amtrak. However, doesn't Amtrak and NJ Transit also use those tunnels for their Sunnyside Yard? Don't hear about them having sevice problems days after on the Northeast Corridor Line. Now it has been almost three weeks. The only long term excuse that I would except from this railroad is the Long Beach Branch.

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