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June 18-21: No Eastbound Main Line Service at Woodside, Forest Hills & Kew Gardens

Port Washington Branch Trains Will Stop at Woodside
Updated June 15, 2021 11:43 a.m.

Service Change

For three twelve-hour periods this weekend, eastbound Main Line trains will operate nonstop from Penn Station to Jamaica so that signal testing work for the East Side Access (ESA) Project can be safely performed. As a result, Main Line trains in these time periods will bypass Woodside, Forest Hills and Kew Gardens:

  • 10:00 PM, Friday, June 18, through 10:00 AM, Saturday, June 19
  • 8:00 PM, Saturday, June 19, through  8:00 AM, Sunday, June 20
  • 5:00 PM Sunday, June 20, through 5:00 AM, Monday, June 21

Port Washington Branch trains (eastbound and westbound) will continue to stop at Woodside throughout the weekend.

Alternate Subway Service

During these time periods, NYC Transit (NYCT) will cross-honor LIRR tickets at:

  • 34 St/Penn Station
  • Woodside/61 St  
  • Forest Hills/71 Av
  • Kew Gardens/Union Turnpike 

Customers traveling from Woodside to Jamaica and points east may also take a westbound train to Penn Station at no additional charge and transfer for eastbound service. Additional westbound trains will stop at Woodside while the signal testing work takes place.

For More Information

Customer Service Center agents are available to answer questions via live chat or phone between 6 AM and 10 PM, 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.