Weekend Service Change Affects Westbound Customers Traveling to/from Kew Gardens, Forest Hills and Woodside
From 10 p.m. Friday evening through 5 a.m. Monday morning, westbound trains will operate nonstop from Jamaica to Penn Station so that signal testing work for the East Side Access (ESA) Project can be safely performed. As a result, there will be no westbound service at Kew Gardens and Forest Hills, and only Port Washington Branch trains will provide westbound service at Woodside.
During this time period, westbound customers can remain on their train to Penn Station and then transfer to the next eastbound train stopping at Woodside, Forest Hills, or Kew Gardens at no additional charge. Customers can also exit at Jamaica and transfer for subway service, also at no additional charge. NYC Transit (NYCT) will cross-honor LIRR tickets at:
- Sutphin Blvd/Archer Av/JFK Airport
- Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike
- Forest Hills-71 Av
- Woodside-61 St
Traveling to a Mets game this weekend? Stay on your train to Penn Station and then transfer to a Port Washington-bound train for service to Mets-Willets Point.
For more information
Customer Service Center agents are available to answer questions via live chat or phone between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., daily.
For service related questions, chat live with customer service agents through the LIRR TrainTime app. To speak with an agent, call 511 or 718-217-LIRR (718-217-5477) and say “Representative” when the prompts begin. Automated schedule information is available via phone 24/7.