Far Rockaway branch changes

Track work at Penn Station through May 28


Because of Long Island Rail Road track work at Penn Station, the Far Rockaway branch will have two changes to its regular schedule through May 28, LIRR officials said.

The 8:10 a.m. train from Far Rockaway, which currently makes all local stops to Valley Stream, then Jamaica, Kew Gardens, Forest Hills and Penn Station, will be rerouted to Hunterspoint Avenue, where it will arrive at 9:04 a.m. This train will not stop at Kew Gardens or Forest Hills. Connecting service is available at Jamaica.

The train that currently originates at 5:32 p.m. at Penn Station and terminates at Far Rockaway at 6:24 p.m., will instead originate at Jamaica at 5:52 p.m. Customers at Penn Station can connect with this train by boarding the 5:23 p.m. Long Beach branch train or the 5:24 p.m. train to Freeport and changing at Jamaica.

The Far Rockaway branch includes Inwood, Lawrence, Cedarhurst, Woodmere, Hewlett and Gibson stations.