LIRR Announces Schedule Changes For Oyster Bay Branch Will Take Effect Sept. 5

The partially-done wider 33rd Street Concourse of Penn Station’s LIRR section opened on Sept. 6.
Photo by Kevin Duggan

The Long Island Railroad (LIRR) and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced on Tuesday that schedule changes for the Oyster Bay branch will take effect on Sept. 5.

LIRR’s Oyster Bay Schedule Changes

The changes include the 6:55 a.m. train from Oyster Bay to Hunterspoint Avenue being pushed back to 7:01 a.m., and it will only make stops at Locust Valley, Glen Street, Glen Head, Roslyn, East Williston, and Jamaica.

Riders for the 7:17 a.m. train from Oyster Bay to Hunterspoint Avenue traveling to Penn Station will be able to change to a new train originating at Jamaica, instead of connecting with a train already carrying passengers from Babylon.

According to a news conference held by the MTA, these changes were made following community feedback.

“We are so thrilled to be able to make these improvements for our Oyster Bay Branch customers. The changes we announced today are the result of many conversations with the region’s elected officials, community leaders and commuters,” LIRR Interim President and Metro-North Railroad President Catherine Rinaldi said. “Despite our operational challenges and limitations, these improvements show a willingness to work with our riders and make adjustments wherever possible to improve their commutes.”

Schedules are available in the TrainTime app and online at https://new.mta.info/schedules.

Long Island Rail Road Station. (Photo by Joe Abate)