Starting Monday the Long Island Rail Road will restore three evening rush hour trains on the Babylon line (which stops in Lynbrook) that had been temporarily canceled while tunnel excavation for the East Side Access project was underway in Queens.
The three canceled p.m. peak eastbound trains restored back to the schedule are:
- The 4:52 p.m. train from Penn Station to Babylon.
- The 5:20 p.m. train from Penn Station to Long Beach.
- The 5:40 p.m. train from Penn Station to Seaford.
The four p.m. peak trains with adjusted schedules reverting back to normal include:
- The 5:36 p.m. train from Penn Station to Babylon.
- The 5:55 p.m. train from Penn Station to Long Beach.
- The 5:59 p.m. train from Penn Station to Babylon.
- The 6:44 p.m. train from Babylon to Patchogue.
The restorations have come one week ahead of schedule, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The schedule changes were implemented on July 9, and service was expected to be impacted by the excavation work into August.
The evening rush hour schedule changes were originally planned for up to four weeks while an important switch (No. 813) was taken out of service for the East Side Access tunnel boring work to be performed in Queens.