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LIRR: Several scheduling changes in effect starting Tuesday

A Westbound LIRR train seen just East of

A Westbound LIRR train seen just East of the 39th St. overpass in Long Island City heading into Harold Interlocking, Friday, Sept. 4, 2105. Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

Several LIRR scheduling changes went into effect Tuesday -- among them the restoration of a pair of weekend Oyster Bay trains.

The Long Island Rail Road is putting back the 1:46 a.m. Saturday train from Jamaica to Oyster Bay, and the 7:19 a.m. Saturday train to Jamaica out of Oyster Bay. Both trains were eliminated in 2010 in a cost-cutting measure.

To accommodate reverse-peak commuters, the LIRR is also adding a Mineola stop to the 8:19 a.m. train from Jamaica to Port Jefferson, allowing for connections to and from Oyster Bay and Ronkonkoma trains. The train will now depart a minute earlier from Jamaica, at 8:18 a.m.

Departure times for trains on several other branches also changed temporarily because of construction work. The LIRR is also adding trains to and from Atlantic Terminal to accommodate riders going to Islanders home games at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

For more details on the changes, customer can visit www.mta.info/lirr.

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