The Long Island Rail Road, which is operating on a weekend schedule Wedenesday due to the snow, is adding eight eastbound trains eight eastbound trains from Penn Station for the evening rush-hour commute.

The added trains leave at 3:32 p.m. to Ronkonkoma, 5:03 p.m. to Great Neck, 5:07 p.m. and 6:06 p.m. to Huntington. Four added trains to Babylon leave at 3:40, 4:40, 5:40 and 6:09 p.m.

The weekend service includes bus service on the West Hempstead Branch and between Ronkonkoma and Greenport. The LIRR returns to regular weekday service at 12:01 a.m. Thursday.

LIRR station waiting rooms will remain open around-the-clock through Friday afternoon for riders waiting for trains during in the cold.

Crews have been working to clear snow from tracks and platforms. Lower station fares are also being charged on board due to weather-related ticket machine problems.

The snow and extreme cold caused 10-15-minute delays on some trains for various equipment issues, including a “track condition” east of Queens Village, according to the MTA.

For the latest LIRR info, riders can visit or call 511.

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