• LIRR Corona Virus COVID19 Service Disruptions

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

Moderator: Liquidcamphor

  by Jeff Smith
 
3/26: https://new.mta.info/precautions-against-coronavirus
LIRR
Weekday capacity on the Long Island Rail Road will be reduced by about 68%. We'll be running around 500 trains each day, compared to more than 740 trains on a usual weekday.

We’ll have crews and equipment on standby in case we need to supplement service.
  by Head-end View
 
Construction was ongoing as usual today at the School St. crossing in Westbury. :-D
  by Kelly&Kelly
 
An executive order by The Governour has ordered all constitution statewide stopped, except "essential" work which includes all transportation and government construction and maintience. For now, all capital work and railroad construction will continue as long as contractors and employees concur.
  by Jeff Smith
 
https://new.mta.info/coronavirus/lirr-service

Updated April 1, 2020

We're here to provide all-day service for health-care workers, first responders, and other essential employees. Everyone else should stay home.

We’re operating the MTA Essential Service Plan until further notice.

All LIRR ticket counters are closed. We are also no longer taking cash onboard trains. You can still use cash at ticket vending machines, or you can use the MTA eTix app.



Service details for Thursday, April 2
We're running half-hourly or hourly service on most branches, with strategically added trains during peak travel times.

Additional weekday trains we’re running
Morning peak
5 a.m. train from Babylon, all local stops to Lynbrook, Jamaica, Woodside, arriving at Penn at 6:16 a.m.
5 a.m train from Ronkonkoma, all local stops to Mineola, Jamaica, Woodside, arriving at Penn at 6:21 a.m.
5:11 a.m. train from Ronkonkoma, all local stops to Hicksville, Mineola, Jamaica, arriving at Penn at 6:30 a.m.
5:13 a.m. train from Babylon, all local stops to Lynbrook, Jamaica, Woodside, arriving at Penn at 6:28 a.m.
6 a.m. train from Port Jefferson, all local stops to Mineola, Jamaica, arriving at Penn at 7:52 a.m.
6:51 a.m. train from Oyster Bay, all local stops to Mineola, Jamaica, arriving at Penn at 8:10 a.m.
Evening peak
2:05 p.m. train from Penn Station to Babylon, stopping at Woodside, Jamaica, Lynbrook, all local stops to Babylon, arriving at 3:21 p.m.
2:38 p.m. train from Penn Station to Ronkonkoma, stopping at Woodside, Jamaica, Mineola, Hicksville and all local stops to Ronkonkoma, arriving at 4:02 p.m.
5:07 p.m. train from Penn Station to Port Jefferson, stopping at Jamaica, Mineola and all local stops to Port Jefferson (arriving at 6:53 p.m.).
5:31 p.m. train from Penn Station to Oyster Bay, stopping at Jamaica, Mineola and all local stops to Oyster Bay (arriving at 6:46 p.m.).
6:08 p.m. train from Penn Station to Babylon, stopping at Woodside, Jamaica, Lynbrook, all local stops to Babylon, arriving at 7:24 p.m.
6:38 p.m. train from Penn Station to Ronkonkoma, stopping at Woodside, Jamaica, Mineola, and all local stops to Ronkonkoma, arriving at 8:02 p.m.
  by Kelly&Kelly
 
In a drastic Friday policy change, the MTA is providing LIRR conductors and collectors with N95 masks.
  by ConstanceR46
 
it's a disgrace that this didn't happen sooner - i hope the unions come down hard on the guys making that decision after all this is over
  by MACTRAXX
 
Everyone:

The LIRR has announced changes to Essential Service effective Monday May 18:
http://web.mta.info/supplemental/lirr/m ... update.htm

There are changes to Ronkonkoma and Montauk Branch timetables listed.
All of these schedules are in effect daily...

This is traditionally about when the LIRR's Summer Timetable seasonal changes
would normally take effect. With Memorial Day just 8 days away as of this post it
will be interesting to note if there is any increase in ridership with good weather.

Stay-at-home has been extended on LI until Saturday June 13...MACTRAXX
  by Maverickstation1
 
With the Essential Service plan in place, all afternoon service to Montauk and Greenport has ended, as the Essential Service plan are the weekend schedules for East End services.

I wonder how many may show up at Penn on Thursday, or Friday. or even HPA loving for a train that won't come.

Ken
  by gamer4616
 
New weekday schedules are effective June 8th. It will be a regular weekday schedule with several trains canceled. This will include no south fork connection, friday extra to greenport, and no cannonball.