Weekend commuters can expect several service changes on numerous subway lines and the Long Island Railroad as maintenance work continues.
The MTA says the affected lines will be rerouted or replaced with shuttle buses for certain stretches. The only subway lines spared from the weekend work are the J, M, V and W.
New York City commuters are not the only ones inconvenienced.
As the MTA completes their $60 million signal and switch modernization project in the Valley Stream area, five South Shore lines will experience.
The lines include Babylon, Far Rockaway, Long Beach, West Hempstead and East of Ronkonkoma. Passengers are encouraged to use the North Shore and Main Line branches to avoid delays.
Switches at Valley Stream have been controlled manually with hand-thrown levers ever since the 1930s. The project will soon allow operators to control switches by using computers.
Although there seems to be an incredible amount of maintenance occurring at once, the MTA says that it's not unusual for this time of the year.
Along with a few major station renovation projects, the MTA is trying to complete most of its work before the winter weather.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times