LIRR Update 1/14/22 Weekend And Overnight Work And Limited Service At Floral Park and Bellerose Stations.

LIRR WORK THIS WEEKEND January 14, 2022


The Long Island Rail Road has advised the Village that, due to some unforeseen circumstances, the LIRR has had to cancel this weekend’s work at Covert Avenue. They will be rescheduling this for another date. So, there will not be the intermittent closure of Covert Avenue at the Hempstead Branch Crossing this weekend.

However, the rest of the LIRR’s other track work, as part of the larger project, will still be taking place. That is, the interruption to service at the Floral Park and Bellerose Stations, described below will still occur. Also, the overnight work on the LIRR Right of Way in the area of Pine Avenue is still scheduled for this weekend.



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January 13, 2022

  • No Train Service this weekend at the Bellerose Station and No Service between Floral Park and Hempstead at the Floral Park Station.

  • Overnight work this weekend on LIRR Right of Way in the vicinity of Pine Avenue.

               The Long Island Rail Road has provided additional information in connection with the intermittent closure of Covert Avenue at the Hempstead Branch this Saturday, January 15th. (See January 12th email below – Covert Avenue will be closed at the Hempstead Branch crossing at approximately 11am and 5pm, each time for about an hour).

The LIRR has informed the Village that this work at Covert Avenue is part of a larger project along the Hempstead Branch Crossing and, as a result of this larger project, there will be no train service between Floral Park and Hempstead this weekend. Additionally, the Village is informed that trains will also bypass the Bellerose Train Station in both directions. At Bellerose Station, the LIRR will have shuttle busses to take passengers to Queens Village for more service there. Passengers wishing to go to Bellerose Station will have to get off at Queens Village and take a shuttle bus there to get to Bellerose Station.

            Also, the Village is advised that this project will involve “disruptive” weekend/overnight work on the LIRR Right of Way in the area of Pine Avenue.

            The details provided by the LIRR for this work are set forth below:

SWITCH WORK – QUEENS INTERLOCKING

  • The LIRR will be working on new switches in our Queens Interlocking close to the east of the Queens Village station.
  • This work will be begin at approximately 9pm Friday, January 14th and continue until 5am Monday, January 17th.
  • This work will involve several pieces of heavy machinery and will be disruptive to residents in the immediate vicinity.
  • During the course of this work, there will be no train service between Floral Park and Hempstead. Trains will be rerouted after Floral Park to Mineola. At Mineola, customers can transfer to buses or to/from Stewart Manor, Nassau Boulevard, Garden City, and Hempstead. Shuttle vans will operate between Mineola and Country Life Press. At Mineola, see an LIRR employee to board the van. Country Life Press customers may wish to use Mineola station instead.
    • Trains will also bypass Bellerose in both directions, a shuttle bus will provide service between Bellerose and Queens Village.
  • The LIRR encourages you to take a look at a more complete listing of all impacts and schedule changes here.

*Work is weather dependent, dates are subject to change to take advantage of favorable conditions 

You can contact the LIRR with complaints or issues at (718) 217-5477.

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January 13, 2022


The Village has been informed by the Long Island Rail Road that on Saturday January 15th they will be dropping continuously welded rail along the branch between Floral Park and Stewart Manor stations for upcoming track work. This work will result in the closure of Covert Avenue two times over the course of the day, at approximately 11am and 5pm, each time for about an hour. The LIRR will have MTA Police on-site to protect the crossing as they conduct their work.