On Saturday, January 26th, 2019 Port Jefferson trains will NOT operate between Huntington and Port Jefferson in both directions between 12:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Buses will substitute for train service.

 

 

LIRR to Conduct Cyclical Rail Safety Tests on Port Jefferson Branch This Saturday, January 26

Buses Will Substitute for Trains between Huntington and Port Jefferson

MTA Long Island Rail Road is advising customers that the railroad will conduct cyclical track safety tests between Huntington and Port Jefferson on Saturday, January 26. The Sperry Rail Car, a bright yellow vehicle fitted with ultrasonic and induction test equipment, is designed to detect internal rail defects not readily visible to the eye. Any defects that are found will be corrected immediately by a crew of LIRR track maintenance workers.

As a result of Saturday’s tests, Port Jefferson Branch trains will not operate between Huntington and Port Jefferson in both directions, between approximately 12:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Buses will substitute for trains between these stations.

A special Port Jefferson Branch timetable can be found at this link:

http://web.mta.info/lirr/Timetable/01-26&27%20and%2002-02&03-2019%20-%20PJ%20(%20B%20)%20-%20Atlantic%20Overpass%20Rehab%20and%20Sperry%20-%20GO%20404.pdf

Westbound

Passengers at Port Jefferson, Stony Brook, St. James, Smithtown, Kings Park, Northport and Greenlawn will be able to board buses and vans to connect with trains at Huntington, where train service will resume at regularly scheduled times. Customers should expect to leave up to 23 minutes earlier than normal from these stations to meet all westbound connections at Huntington.

Eastbound

Buses will substitute for all train service from Huntington to Port Jefferson. Passengers can expect up to 22 minutes of additional travel time east of Huntington, depending on destination.