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LIRR: Buses this weekend between Ronkonkoma, Hicksville

The first westbound bus departs Ronkonkoma at 12:02 a.m. Saturday. The first eastbound bus departs Hicksville at 1:07 a.m. Saturday.

Buses will replace trains this weekend between Ronkonkoma and Hicksville to allow for track work, the Long Island Rail Road said.

The first westbound bus departs Ronkonkoma at 12:02 a.m. Saturday. The first eastbound bus departs Hicksville at 1:07 a.m. Saturday.

The work also will affect connection times for some Babylon, Montauk, Far Rockaway, Long Beach, Oyster Bay, Port Jefferson, West Hempstead and Greenport trains.

The LIRR said the changes mean:

  • Westbound riders from stations between Ronkonkoma and Bethpage will board buses to Hicksville up to 44 minutes earlier than normal train times, then transfer to westbound trains.
  • The 10:05 a.m., 11:05 a.m. and 12:05 p.m. trains from Ronkonkoma are canceled, with no connecting bus service.
  • Riders from stations between Greenport and Medford will transfer to buses at Ronkonkoma for service to Hicksville, where train service will resume.
  • Eastbound riders from stations between Bethpage and Ronkonkoma will transfer to buses at Hicksville. Plan for up to 44 minutes of additional travel time.
  • The 4:39 p.m., 5:39 p.m. and 6:39 p.m. weekend trains from Penn Station to Ronkonkoma will be canceled with no connecting bus service.
  • Riders traveling to stations Medford through Greenport will take the 8:22 a.m. or 1:22 p.m. trains from Penn Station to Hicksville, then board buses to Ronkonkoma where train service will resume.

For specific train times, timetables are available at https://goo.gl/JTfV5B, the railroad said.

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