Discussion of the past and present operations of the Long Island Rail Road.

Moderator: Liquidcamphor

  by alchemist
With all the attention given to the East Side and Third Track projects, it's easy to overlook some smaller thing going on. Here's a line from an email I just got:
Starting today and continuing thru Fri. 11/18, the 5:29pm train from Penn Station to Great Neck is canceled to support work on the new Great Neck Pocket Track.
  by gamer4616
Pocket track is being extended, with new switches installed. All signals in Neck Interlocking as well as Port Washington will be RAS (Reduced Aspect Signals).
  by newkirk
So this where the Great Neck pocket track is ? (July 1981)
  by gamer4616
The pocket track begins just east of Great Neck and extends to (just west of) the Manhasset viaduct at East Shore Rd.
AC - since you are the OP: There is Saturday-Sunday track work outages on the Port Washington Branch between
Bayside and Port Washington for three weekends - November 5-6; 12-13 and 19-20 with alternate bus service.
This is primarily to support the Great Neck track work - PW timetable effective November 5 to 20, 2022
https://new.mta.info/agency/long-island ... timetables
(download special PW Timetable PDF at bottom of intro page)
I added this mention and link in case anyone was unaware of the PW branch changes -
  by nyrmetros
How many trains can the pocket track hold?