LIRR service cuts for on-peak trains begin Monday due to pandemic ridership levels

Commuters will face reduced Long Island Rail Road service starting Monday.

News 12 Staff

Jan 24, 2021, 5:26 PM

Updated 1,181 days ago

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Commuters will face reduced Long Island Rail Road service starting Monday.
According to the LIRR, the changes will affect on-peak trains on most of the LIRR's branches to bring them more closely into alignment with current ridership levels.
The LIRR says ridership is at 25% to 30% of normal levels right now due the pandemic, with most of the reductions on rush-hour trains.
Peak period schedules will be changing for Babylon, Far Rockaway, Hempstead, Huntington, Long Beach, Oyster Bay, Port Washington and Ronkonkoma.
No major changes are expected for Montauk or West Hempstead or at stations between Huntington and Port Jefferson or between Ronkonkoma and Greenport.
Off-peak service levels are not changing, but LIRR officials say riders should double check the train's apps and website for changes to departures and connections.


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