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MTA Weekly Updates

October 1, 2020

    ūüė∑ Covid Related Updates HERE¬†¬†ūüė∑

    MTA Updates

    ūüõ§ÔłŹDue to ongoing track and road maintenance¬†please make sure to always check¬†MTA Subway and Bus updates in the app before planning your trip!¬†

    Subway and Buses

    • Subway and buses are running on a regular schedule. Subway service is still suspended from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. while MTA disinfects stations and trains.
    • Front-door boarding¬†and fare collection has resumed on local buses.

    Metro-North

    • Off-peak fares are in effect.

    LIRR

    • Off-peak fares are in effect.

    ūüóďÔłŹNo Main Line train service between Hicksville and Jamaica

    • Special weekend timetables will be in effect for all branches on the weekend of¬†October 3-4¬†as work progresses on the elimination of the School Street grade crossing, a key component of the LIRR Expansion Project: a new bridge will be installed at the former crossing, with a new underpass to follow later this fall.¬†¬†In addition, LIRR forces will be performing trackwork in the vicinity of Queens Village on the Hempstead Branch.¬†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¬†www.nicebus.com¬†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.

    Read more about these changes HERE

    Access-A-Ride/Paratransit

    ūüöź Access-A-Ride is not scheduling shared rides. (You can still travel with a personal care attendant or guest.) Don‚Äôt forget to wear your face covering. You‚Äôll be helping protect yourself, your family, and other New Yorkers.

    Have a great weekend, 

    The Moovit Team

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