The Long Island Rail Road reported 15 delays during the Monday morning commute and said it was adding 10 trains in the early afternoon in anticipation of heavier ridership on the eve of the Independence Day holiday.
On the Babylon Branch, the added trains will be a 2:22 p.m. express to Rockville Centre, then all stops to Babylon; a 2:32 p.m. express to Lynbrook, then all stops to Babylon; a 3 p.m. stopping at Jamaica, Rockville Centre, all stops to Babylon; and a 3:31 p.m. express to Rockville Centre, then all stops to Babylon.
On the Far Rockaway Branch, the railroad will add a 3:48 p.m. train stopping at Locust Manor, then making all stops to Far Rockaway.
There will be three added trains on the Port Jefferson Branch: a 2:08 p.m. stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, then making all stops to Huntington; a 2:29 p.m. stopping at Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Jamaica, New Hyde Park, then making all stops to Huntington; and a 3:24 p.m. stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, Westbury and Hicksville.
The Port Washington Branch will add a 3:40 p.m. stopping at Woodside, Flushing-Main Street, then all stops to Great Neck.
The Ronkonkoma Branch will add a 1:49 p.m. stopping at Woodside, Jamaica, Mineola, Hicksville, then making all stops to Ronkonkoma except Pinelawn.
The railroad said it would operate on a Sunday schedule on the holiday Tuesday.
On back-to-work Wednesday, the railroad said it would add an extra train from Montauk at 7 a.m. that will make stops at Speonk, Patchogue, Sayville, Bay Shore, Jamaica and Hunterspoint Avenue.
About 15 delays were reported Monday morning because of switch and signal trouble on the Main Line at Merillon Avenue in Garden City and at Bay Shore on the Montauk Branch, the railroad said.