LIRR rolls out more schedule changes to improve service

Officials say two morning rush hour trains to Penn Station are adding stops at Woodside as riders had asked for.

News 12 Staff

Apr 3, 2023, 10:33 AM

Updated 415 days ago

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Officials say two morning rush hour trains to Penn Station are adding stops at Woodside as riders had asked for – the 7:53 a.m. train from West Hempstead, and the 8:36 a.m. train from Far Rockaway.
In addition, one evening train from Long Beach to Penn Station is now scheduled to depart 18 minutes later because it was being impacted by congestion. It is now scheduled to depart at 8:15 p.m. and arrive at Penn Station at 9:09 p.m.
The MTA tweeted Friday that it was continuing to listen to rider feedback and was making adjustments accordingly. At the time, it didn't detail what those adjustments would be.
In the month since Grand Central Madison opened, the MTA has continued to make timetable changes as riders continue to voice frustrations about confusion, overcrowding and delays.
Many commuters told News 12 there's still much progress that needs to be made. They said there were no schedule changes to their trains this morning, but are hoping there will be to help ease their commute. 
In the coming days, the LIRR Commuter Council plans to put out a survey for riders to get their thoughts on their commute since Grand Central Madison opened.
The MTA pushed commuters to the train time app to check for changes. 


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