To accommodate concrete tie installation work, one of two tracks between Valley Stream and Freeport will be taken out of service starting at 12:35 AM on Saturday, April 22 through 3:30 AM on Monday, April 24. As a result, weekend train service on the Babylon Branch will be reduced from half-hourly to hourly during certain hours. Train service will be affected as follows:.
Trains that depart Penn Station at 6:30 AM, 8:30 AM, 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM will terminate at Jamaica. Eastbound customers traveling to stations Rockville Centre through Babylon will have alternate train service 30 minutes earlier or 30 minutes later.
Trains that depart Babylon at 12:23 PM, 5:23 PM, 6:23 PM, 7:23 PM, 9:23 PM and 10:24 PM will be canceled. Customers at stations Babylon through Rockville Centre will have alternate train service 30 minutes earlier or 30 minutes later.
To see the special Babylon Branch weekend timetable dated April 22-23, link here:
Please plan ahead: Similar service changes will also be in effect for several subsequent weekends as work progresses. More information will be made available as soon as possible.