Added Service at Forest Hills

The LIRR will provide extra service for fans attending the George Clinton and The P-Funk All Stars concert at Forest Hills Stadium on Friday, August 20. Doors will open at 3:00 p.m.; show begins at 4:30 p.m.

On Friday, September 3, the LIRR will provide five additional afternoon trains from Penn Station for customers getting an early start on the Labor Day holiday weekend. The trains include:

Babylon Branch: Three extra trains will run, including a 2:32 p.m. departure that will operate express from Penn Station to Lynbrook, providing an additional service opportunity for Long Beach Branch customers.

Ronkonkoma: One extra train will operate to Ronkonkoma, and one extra train will run to Hicksville.

Service Change

Special timetables will be in effect on multiple branches on two consecutive Saturdays, August 21 and 28, as LIRR forces prepare for concrete tie installation work. Most impacts will be experienced by customers on the Far Rockaway Branch, where buses will substitute for trains between Far Rockaway and Valley Stream beginning at 7 a.m. Customers can use the Long Beach Branch to avoid busing.

A summary of branch-specific changes appears below:

Penn Station Elevator Closure

MTA is continuing to improve and transform Penn Station. Starting on Tuesday, August 24, the platform elevator serving Long Island Rail Road tracks 20 and 21 is being replaced with more modern, reliable equipment and will be temporarily out of service for a period of six months. Access between the Concourse and the platform is still available via chair lift. See map below for the directions to the stairway with the chair lift to the platform. 

Port Washington Branch Service Change

On Sunday, August 22, between 1 a.m. and 11 a.m., buses will substitute for trains between Port Washington and Bayside as we test the tracks to ensure rail safety.

Westbound customers: Board buses/vans at stations from Port Washington to Douglaston; exit at Bayside and transfer for train service to points west. Buses/vans will depart up to 40 minutes earlier than usual train times.

The renovation of Westbury Station enters a new stage on Monday, August 9, with the opening of the Westbury North Parking Garage (WNPG).

About the Westbury North Parking Garage

The WNPG will dramatically expand parking opportunities at Westbury Station. The clean and brightly lit 683-space garage includes 376 Village of Westbury Resident Permit spaces and 307 daily metered spaces. The WNPG will be open 24/7 and is owned by the LIRR and operated by a third-party operator (Allpro Parking).

Port Washington Branch Platform Change 

Starting Monday, August 2, all trains (westbound and eastbound) at Douglaston, Little Neck, and Great Neck will arrive and depart from Platform A (westbound platform, north side), as LIRR forces perform concrete tie installation work. This track change is scheduled to conclude by the last week of August.

Penn Station Elevator Closure

Starting on Monday, August 2, the elevator at the 34th Street entrance to Penn Station will be taken out of service to ensure construction activity in this area can be safely performed. The elevator is expected to reopen by the end of the month.

Port Jefferson Branch Service Change

On Tuesday, August 10, and Wednesday, August 11, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., buses will replace trains between Huntington and Port Jefferson as we test the tracks to ensure rail safety. Westbound buses will depart stations Port Jefferson through Greenlawn up to 40 minutes earlier than normal train times.

Added Service at Forest Hills

Long Island Rail Road will provide extra service for fans attending the Bright Eyes concert at Forest Hills Stadium on Saturday, July 31. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m.; show begins at 6:00 p.m.