Anybody know, specifically, what's being done east and west of Woodside, literally 24 hours a day for the past several weeks? "Please no conjecture, if you don't know, don't speculate".
RestrictOnTheHanger wrote: ↑Wed May 13, 2020 8:57 am I tweeted at them the same question, the response i got was multiple projects, such as concrete tie replacement and signal testing.Thanks for your reply. Its been relatively quiet over there the last few days.
It seems they are taking advantage of lower ridership and a weekend schedule to squeeze in more work. I myself have heard the work going on at various points in the day, including 6pm, 4am, 11pm. Etc
One of two main tracks will be out of service around the clock between Woodside and Mets Willets Point for installation of concrete ties and replacement of rail. Installing the new concrete ties on the Port Washington Branch will offer greater reliability versus traditional wooden ties, and a longer lifespan, thus reducing the need for future outages.
With one of two main tracks out of service, schedule adjustments will occur on both weekdays and weekends. On weekdays, during the AM Peak period, two trains on the Port Washington Branch will be cancelled, and one train on the Babylon Branch will be cancelled. During the PM Peak period, one Port
Washington Branch train will be cancelled and combined with another, and one Hempstead train will be diverted to Atlantic Terminal. In addition, two reverse PM peak trains, and one train just prior to the PM peak will also be cancelled. To support this outage, off peak Port Washington Branch service will be reduced to hourly during the midday, weekday period. On weekends, service will be reduced during the overnight period.