Earth Day 2021

April 22, 2021

    NJ Transit

    On #EarthDay2021 which is officially recognized on April 22 this year, NJ TRANSIT reminds everyone that mass transit offers a simple way to reduce your carbon footprint. Learn more:


    April 24: Saturday Closure of East End Gateway

    Temporary Daytime Closure of the East End Gateway Entrance at 33rd St. and 7th Ave.;
    Customers Can Use the 34th St. Entrance Near 7th Ave.

    MTA is continuing to improve and transform Penn Station. On Saturday, April 24, MTA is performing scheduled work on the East End Gateway entrance at 33rd Street and 7th Avenue. The activity will be completed between 6:00 AM and 7:00 PM and will require the temporary closure of the entrance. Customers seeking access between the street level and the LIRR Concourse can use the 34th Street entrance near 7th Avenue.

    April 24-25 & May 1-2: Queens Interlocking Switch Installation Alters Weekend Schedules

    No Main Line train service between Hicksville and Jamaica

    Special weekend timetables will be in effect for all branches on the weekends of April 24-25 and May 1-2 as LIRR forces perform switch installation work in the vicinity of Queens Interlocking. This system modernization project will improve service reliability and increase operational flexibility. Please note some service changes will begin Friday evening and continue through early Monday morning.

    To allow this work to proceed, the LIRR will suspend Main Line train service between Hicksville and Jamaica. Key service impacts and alternatives appear below:

    New Hyde Park, Merillon Avenue, Mineola, Carle Place and Westbury Stations: NO TRAIN SERVICE. As alternatives, use the Hempstead Branch or NICE Bus service. LIRR tickets will be cross-honored on the N22/24 bus routes for service between Hicksville and Mineola, and the N40/41 bus routes for service between Mineola and Hempstead. See for schedules.

    Huntington/Port Jefferson/Ronkonkoma Branches: Revised train routes will require westbound customers from Huntington, Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma to transfer to a shuttle train at Hicksville stopping at Bethpage and Babylon, then connect with a train from Babylon to Penn Station. Eastbound customers traveling to Huntington, Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma will reverse the process and take a train from Penn Station to Babylon, transfer to a shuttle train stopping at Bethpage and Hicksville, then transfer again to an eastbound train from Hicksville to points east. Please allow up to 60 minutes of additional travel time. As alternatives, consider traveling via the Babylon, Montauk or Hempstead Branches.

    Oyster Bay Branch: Service will operate every two hours. All trains terminate/originate at East Williston Station. Take free LIRR shuttle buses between East Williston, Mineola and Hempstead, where hourly train service will be available, or use the Port Washington Branch.

    Hempstead Branch: Service on the Hempstead Branch will operate on an hourly basis, and trains will operate to/from Penn Station for the majority of the weekend, with some trains operating between Hempstead and Brooklyn during the late-night/overnight hours. At all other times, transfer at Jamaica for service to/from Brooklyn.

    Bethpage Station: All train service will be provided by the diesel-powered shuttle trains with bi-level cars that will operate between Hicksville, Bethpage and Babylon. Electric trains will not stop at Bethpage Station. Westbound customers should wait on the eastbound platform (Track 2, Platform B), and board a shuttle train to Babylon. At Babylon, transfer to westbound express trains to Penn Station that make limited stops, including Jamaica. Eastbound customers should wait on the westbound platform (Track 1, Platform A), and board a shuttle train to Hicksville. At Hicksville, transfer to an eastbound electric train for service to stations Farmingdale through Ronkonkoma.