LIRR Double Track Project - Additional Weekday Track Outages


August 20th, 2018 – The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) continues ongoing track work and other construction in preparation for completion of the Double Track Project. To facilitate signal testing the weeks of August 20, and August 27, the Main Line track will be out of service during the overnights between Hicksville and Ronkonkoma. The LIRR Double Track Project will improve service and reliability on the LIRR’s Ronkonkoma Branch.


  • Signal testing will take place from Deer Park through Farmingdale.
  • The Main Line track will be out of service overnight between Hicksville and Ronkonkoma during the following weeks of August 20 - August 24 & August 27 – August 31
  • Buses will replace trains from Hicksville to Ronkonkoma from 11:00 PM to 4:00AM each weeknight. Trains from 4:00AM to 11:00PM will run as scheduled.
  • MTA Police and LIRR personnel will be onsite to ensure a safe and orderly operation
  • Previously noted weekend track outages from Hicksville to Ronkonkoma will continue.

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