Buses Replace Montauk Trains Weekend of November 1-2
Pick-Up Special Timetables for Service Changes during 'Babylon Interlocking'' Track Work
Buses will replace trains along the Babylon and Montauk branches over the weekend of November 1-2 so that MTA Long Island Rail Road can install new signals and switches at Babylon Interlocking.
Over the weekend of November 1-2, a partial busing plan will be in effect.
“The track work is an important part of our plan to modernize the signal system with state of the art technology and add switching flexibility within the Babylon train yard,” said LIRR President Helena E. Williams.
Montauk customers should expect travel time delays of up to 46 minutes on the weekend.
Customers are urged to pick up the special Montauk Branch timetables detailing schedule changes during the Babylon Interlocking work. They are available at Penn Station, Jamaica and stations along the Babylon and Montauk Branches. Here are the highlights:
Two main tracks between Babylon and Sayville will be out of service from 12:01 AM Saturday, November 1 until 11:59 PM on Sunday, November 2, 2008. Buses will replace some trains and others will operate on revised schedules. During this time, workers will install a new switch and surface other switches at Babylon Interlocking. In addition, grade crossing renewal work at Railroad Ave. in Sayville will be completed.
Eastbound Service on Nov. 1st - Nov. 2nd
- Buses replace six eastbound trains on Saturday and five on Sunday.
- Customers will have bus service from Babylon to stations Bay Shore through Speonk. This service operates up to 36 minutes later than regular train time and results in up to 18 minutes longer travel time.
Westbound Service on Nov. 1st - Nov. 2nd
- Buses replace six westbound trains on Saturday and five on Sunday.
- Customers from Speonk through Bay Shore will board buses at their stations for travel to Babylon where they will board trains. These customers will experience up to 46 minutes increased travel time.
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