Amtrak work at Penn Station will affect rush-hour trains on the Long Island Rail Road starting Jan 7.
East Side Access work west of Woodside will also impact service, but only through Feb. 1.
Some peak trains will be canceled/combined or diverted and other trains will depart earlier than usual.
The LIRR offers the following suggestions:
-Riding at the start or end of peak hours;
-Avoid Penn by traveling to/from Atlantic Terminal, Hunterspoint or LI City.
-If traveling for leisure, avoid rush hour
Port Jefferson Branch
- The 5:06 PM express from Penn Station, stopping at Syosset, Cold Spring Harbor and Huntington, will be canceled and combined with the 5:17 PM train from Penn Station, which runs express to Westbury, then stops at Hicksville, Syosset, Cold Spring Harbor and Huntington.
- The 5:33 PM train from Penn Station to Hicksville will be extended with added stops at Syosset and Cold Spring Harbor.
- The 6:07 PM train from Long Island City to Port Jefferson will have an added stop at Huntington.