LIRR Eastside-Access GCT Tour

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LIRR Eastside-Access GCT Tour
Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 12:13 AM

From Randy Glucksman:

> Due to a recent request made by several of my fellow MTA Board members, MTA
> Capital Construction organized a tour, and I was able to attend.   We
> entered the construction site from the lower level of Grand Central Terminal
> where the food court is located and walked to approximately 47th St. and
> then returned to the same location.

Somebody else who received this mailing can post the photographs.

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Posted by daveklepper on Saturday, February 24, 2018 1:22 PM

LIRR to Renew 13 Railroad Crossings and Perform Tie Replacement Work on Montauk Branch

Buses to Substitute For Portions of Travel on Six Midday Trains Between Patchogue and Montauk From February 26 to May 18

Long Island Rail Road crews will work to replace wooden railroad ties on the Montauk Branch between Patchogue and Speonk on weekdays, Mondays through Fridays, from February 26 to May 18, 2018. This work is being performed as part of the LIRR’s 2018 Annual Track Program, an ongoing initiative to renew our track infrastructure, an imperative effort to maintain and improve safety and on-time performance.                  

Buses will replace trains between Patchogue and Montauk, as this section of the Montauk Branch will be out of service each weekday from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. during this timeframe, to allow for the work to take place.
Coinciding with this work, new concrete railroad crossings will be installed at 13 Montauk Branch crossings during the months of March, April and May, on weekdays from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Each crossing will be closed to vehicular traffic for at least one day. While the work is in progress, MTA Police will assist with crossing closure and traffic detours. Temporary paving will be installed and each crossing will be permanently repaved at a later date.

Crossings to be renewed:
  • East Hampton: Wainscott NW Road, King Street, Osborne Lane (Expected late March)
  • Patchogue: Bay Avenue, Grove Avenue, Conklin Avenue, Pine Neck Avenue (Expected late April)
  • Bellport: Arthur Avenue (Date TBD), South Country Road (Expected May)
  • Center Moriches: Chichester Avenue, Railroad Avenue, Pine Street, Locust Avenue (Expected May)
Train service changes are as follows:

*Please note, these service changes will not be in effect for Good Friday, March 30.
  • The 7:49 a.m., 10:22 a.m., and 11:01 a.m., trains from Penn Station will terminate at Patchogue.
  • Customers of these trains traveling to Bellport through Montauk will find buses at Patchogue for travel to their destinations.
  • Customers can expect up to 41 minutes additional travel time, dependent on their destination.
  • The 11:18 a.m., and 2:51 p.m. departures from Montauk and the 2:00 p.m. train from Speonk will originate at Patchogue.
  • Customers traveling from Montauk through Bellport will board buses at their station for Patchogue, where they will transfer to train service.
  • Customers will board buses up to 1 hour and 5 minutes later than normally scheduled train service, and should expect up to 32 minutes additional travel time, depending on their destination.
A special Montauk Branch timetable, dated February 26 – May 18, 2018, will be available at stations as well as
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Posted by daveklepper on Saturday, December 11, 2021 4:55 PM

From LIRR Today, 13 December is likely to be opening day for revenue sevice for "East=side Acess," LIRR service to Grand Central Terminal.

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