edflyerssn007 wrote:Any word on the MARC cars for summer service.
From what I have heard the MARC cars will not be returning to the LIRR this summer season. I don't know what the LIRR is planning on getting as an alternative solution to the problem they have with the C3 fleet; if there is one? I don't think the LIRR will be leasing any coaches this summer as there may not be any available for lease anywhere? Correct me if I am wrong but the commuters on the Oyster Bay branch will probably have to bear most of if not all of the burden cause the equipment that is used on their trains will be cut by a car or cancelled altogether.
Here is a tentative schedule for the Oyster Bay branch on Friday afternoons between 5/25/2018-8/31/2018 due to equipment shortages:
LIRR train 558 - 4:18pm HPA departure is cancelled and this set of equipment will be used on LIRR train 2708? Customers on the 4:18 from HPA to Oyster Bay will be accommodated on the next eastbound train departing HPA at 4:44pm (LIRR train 560)
LIRR train 562- 6:00pm from Jamaica to Oyster Bay will only operate with two cars (one cab car, one coach and a DE30)?
LIRR train 564 - 6:16pm Penn Station departure will be cancelled in Penn Station and that equipment will be sent out to Montauk on LIRR train 2714. A m7 electric train will shuttle the Oyster Bay customers to Jamaica and will transfer to a diesel set at Jamaica to Oyster Bay.
* there may also be reduced service on the Oyster Bay branch on the weekends and on the Port Jefferson branch on busy weekends as well like 4th of July and Labor day weekend.
Hope this helps