LIRR news release, 4/20:
Babylon Branch Track Improvement Work Weekend of April 22-23 Will Impact Train ServiceCrews to Replace Concrete Ties
MTA Long Island Rail Road crews will be out in force along the Babylon Branch on the weekend of April 22-23 to replace concrete railroad ties between Rockville Centre and Merrick. As a result of this proactive work to renew the railroad’s infrastructure, the LIRR will need to reduce service on the Babylon Branch from half-hourly to hourly during certain hours of the day on Saturday and Sunday. Similar service changes may also be in effect for the following several weekends as work progresses.
Details are below:
Trains that depart Penn Station at 6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. will terminate at Jamaica. Customers seeking to travel to all stations from Rockville Centre through Babylon should board trains that depart either 30 minutes earlier or 30 minutes later or should consider traveling on alternate branches.
Trains that depart Babylon at 12:23 p.m., 5:23 p.m., 6:23 p.m., 7:23 p.m., 9:23 p.m., and 10:24 p.m. will instead originate at Jamaica at their normal departure times. Customers seeking to travel from all stations from Babylon through Rockville Centre should board trains that depart 30 minutes earlier or 30 minutes later or should consider traveling on alternate branches.