NYC Planned Service Changes

October 29, 2020

    The clocks are changing! ⏰🌅

    November 1: Daylight Savings Time Ends

    Effective 2 AM on Sunday, November 1, 2020, clocks will be set back one hour from Daylight Saving Time (DST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST). Accordingly, all train schedules will go back one hour as of 2 AM; service will be affected as follows:

    Westbound Customers:
    During the 1 AM DST hour, trains will operate in accordance with the special weekend trackwork timetables in effect on October 31-November 1. The following westbound trains scheduled to begin their trips during the 2 AM DST hour will instead operate during the 1 AM EST hour:

    • The 2:07 AM train from Huntington to Hicksville will depart Huntington at 1:07 AM EST
    • The 2:30 AM train from Hicksville to Babylon will depart Hicksville at 1:30 AM EST
    • The 2:52 AM train from Babylon to Penn Station will depart Babylon at 1:52 AM EST
    • The 2:10 AM train from Port Washington to Penn Station will depart Port Washington at 1:10 AM EST.

    No trains will begin their trips in the 2 AM EST hour. Starting at 3 AM EST, service will resume operating in accordance with the special weekend trackwork timetables.

    Eastbound Customers:
    During the 1 AM DST hour, trains will operate out of Penn Station and Atlantic Terminal in accordance with the special weekend trackwork timetables in effect on October 31-November 1. Connecting service, except for Ronkonkoma and Greenport, will remain available, which means that the 2:24 AM DST train from Valley Stream to Far Rockaway will instead originate at 1:24 AM EST.

    During the 1 AM EST hour, one train will depart Penn Station at 1:39 AM. This train will stop at Woodside, Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Jamaica, Valley Stream, Lynbrook, Rockville Centre, and then make all local stops to Babylon. There will be no service from Atlantic Terminal, and no connections for this train will be available at Jamaica. Customers desiring service to Ronkonkoma should take this train to Babylon for the shuttle train to Hicksville and connecting service to Ronkonkoma/Greenport.

    During the 2 AM EST hour, service will resume operating in accordance with the special weekend trackwork timetables, with one extra train departing Penn Station at 2:04 AM, making all stops to Port Washington (except Mets-Willets Point).


    October 28-29: Eastbound Main Line Trains Bypass Woodside Station

    On Wednesday and Thursday, October 28 and 29, eastbound Main Line trains (not including Port Washington Branch trains) will bypass Woodside Station as we continue installation and testing of our new Positive Train Control (PTC) system, a safety-enhancing technology. This service change will be in effect during the following times:

    • 8:30 PM, Wednesday, October 28 through 2:00 AM, Thursday, October 29
    • 8:30 PM, Thursday, October 29 through 2:00 AM, Friday, October 30

    During these time periods, alternate service will be available as follows:

    Eastbound Customers Traveling to Woodside:
    At Penn Station, board a Port Washington Branch train, which will make Woodside stops.

    Eastbound Customers at Woodside:
    8 PM – 2 AM: Eastbound customers at Woodside seeking to travel to Long Island can take a westbound LIRR train to Penn Station, then transfer for eastbound train service, at no additional charge.

    8 PM – 1 AM: NYC Transit (NYCT) will cross-honor LIRR tickets at Woodside. To have your ticket cross-honored, please use the main subway entrance, closest to the staffed station booth. Take a Queens-bound  train two stops to Jackson Heights/Roosevelt Av; transfer to Queens-bound  or trains for service to Forest Hills, Kew Gardens and Jamaica. Note that there is currently no direct  train service to Sutphin Blvd/Archer Av/JFK Airport – exit at the Sutphin Blvd  subway stop instead, which is an approximately 10-minute walk to the LIRR’s Jamaica Station.
    1 AM – 2 AM: LIRR tickets will be cross-honored on the Q60 bus, which runs along Queens Boulevard to Jamaica Station.

    Westbound service to Woodside is unaffected.

    Metro North 

    Port Jervis Line: Weekend Substitute Busing

    Fri. – Sun., October 30 – November 1, 2020

    Connecting bus service to Harriman Station will be available at Port Jervis, Middletown & Campbell Hall stations.

    Local bus service will be available at all stations from Port Jervis – Salisbury Mills.The last local bus will also stop at Harriman and continue to Ramsey Rte. 17 and meetthe train at 12:14 AM.Otisville & Salisbury Millscustomers should go to the closest available station for shuttle bus service to the train at Harriman.

    Full Schedule HERE