NEW YORK (WPIX)—The MTA has issued a series of cancellations for the Long Island Rail Road, and warns that customers should anticipate significant schedule changes and delays during the Tuesday morning and evening rush hours.
The cancellations are a result of damage to a major switching tower at Jamaica Station caused by a cable fire on Monday morning.
LIRR service on the Port Washington Branch will operate normally. However, the Tuesday AM Rush service plan includes cancellation of 33 westbound AM rush hour trains, or 25 percent of the 144 trains that normally operate. As a result, there will be residual delays from added station stops and scheduled connections will not be available at Jamaica Station to Penn Station, Flatbush Avenue-Brooklyn, Hunterspoint Avenue, and Long Island City. Customers will be able to transfer between trains at Jamaica.
There is no train service between West Hempstead and Valley Stream - bus service will be provided for train service at Valley Stream.
There will be no westbound train service from St. Albans, bus service will be provided between St. Albans and Jamaica.
Westbound AM Peak Service Cancellations:
The following westbound AM Rush trains will be canceled in the modified service plan:
6:38 AM Huntington train due in Atlantic Terminal at 7:36 AM
7:12 AM Huntington train due in Penn Station at 8:10 AM
7:28 AM Cold Spring Harbor train due in Penn Station at 8:25 AM
7:04 AM Ronkonkoma train due in Penn Station at 8:19 AM
7:19 AM Ronkonkoma train due in Penn Station at 8:28 AM
6:57 AM Farmingdale train due in Penn Station at 7:48 AM
6:57 AM Freeport train due in Penn Station at 7:40 AM
7:29 AM Freeport train due in Penn Station at 8:13 AM
8:08 AM Freeport train due in Penn Station at 8:50 AM
8:25 AM Freeport train due in Penn Station at 9:08 AM
6:15 AM Babylon train due in Atlantic Terminal at 7:27 AM