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LIRR adds extra trains on Good Friday

In observance of Good Friday, the Long Island Rail Road will provide three extra trains on the Babylon and Port Jefferson branches, and one additional on both the Far Rockaway and Port Washington branches, officials said.

Those extra eastbound trains are:

Babylon Branch - a 2:22 p.m. express to Lynbrook, then all stops to Babylon; a 3 p.m. train stopping at Jamaica and Rockville Centre, then making all stops to Babylon; and, a 3:31 p.m. express to Rockville Centre, then all stops to Babylon.

Port Jefferson Branch - a 2:09 p.m. train stopping at Jamaica and Carle Place, then making all stops to Huntington; a 2:26 p.m. train stopping at Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Jamaica and New Hyde Park, then all stops to Huntington; a 3:24 p.m. stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, Westbury and Hicksville.

Far Rockaway Branch - a 3:48 p.m. train stopping at Jamaica and Locust Manor, then all stops to Far Rockaway.

Port Washington Branch - a 3:40 p.m. train to Woodside and Flushing Main St., then all stops to Great Neck.

For more information, customers can contact the Travel Information Center 24 hours a day for schedule information in Suffolk County at 631-231-LIRR, in Nassau County at 516-822-LIRR or in New York City at 718-217-LIRR.

The number for the hearing impaired is 718-558-3022.

Meanwhile, customers can expect some service disruptions in the coming week.

Buses will replace midday trains after the morning rush between West Hempstead and Valley Stream on Monday, as the railroad conducts track inspections. Customers should allow up to 19 minutes added travel time, officials said.

And buses will replace morning trains between Babylon and Sayville on Tuesday and Friday between 9:10 a.m. and 11:10 a.m. for track inspections.

Officials said customers should plan for up to 36 minutes of added travel time.

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