Limited LIRR Service This Weekend (Again)

What a shocker

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    NEW YORK - JANUARY 05: The new Atlantic Terminal Pavilion of the Long Island Rail Road is seen from outside January 5, 2010 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The light-filled atrium is built of limestone, granite and glass and connects New York's storied Long Island Rail Road to ten subway lines, serving 50,000 commuters daily. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

    Long Island Rail Road riders should brace themselves for another weekend of limited service.

    The LIRR says there will be "extremely limited service'' Saturday and Sunday. It will be running a third of its usual trains in and out of Penn Station. Buses will replace trains between Mineola and Jamaica stations. There will be no LIRR service to Brooklyn.

    Spectators and runners in the New York City Marathon are advised to take the Port Washington, Babylon or Long Beach branches to avoid busing or subway transfers to New York.

    The railroad is working to complete a switch and signal modernization project at its hub in Jamaica, Queens. Severely curtailed service also occurred on Oct. 23-24.