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LIRR Rush Hour Service Restored on Babylon Line

Multiple trains will have their service restored Monday.

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.

Laura Wong July 31, 2012 at 02:54 AM
@patch staff - the 5:20 train you have listed is on the Long Berach Line not the Babylon line. Also the 5:55pm train is a Long Beach train. I think the headline should have included Long Beach and not just the Babylon line
Jaime Sumersille July 31, 2012 at 11:16 AM
Laura Wong: thanks for your feedback. This story posted separately on our Long Beach site. We just try to localize the headline for what affects our readers. If you look again, you will see those train times do say Long Beach as a destination. Thanks for reading! Jaime Sumersille Regional Editor, Nassau County
Jane Goode July 31, 2012 at 12:58 PM
@Jamie - Lynbrook riders are more affected by the Long Beach Branch than the Babylon Branch. The headline should have mentioned both branches.

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