It’s short-term pain for long-term gain, says Long Island Rail Road spokesman Sam Zambuto.
Construction work caused service changes on 18 of the 19 subway lines that normally run on weekends.
Delays, detours, and disruptions – a simple subway ride could turn into an underground experience this weekend, with service changes creating a perfect storm for millions of riders.
The National Weather Service on Monday issued a high surf advisory all along the New Jersey and New York coastlines.
Swimming has not been banned at any New Jersey beaches, but yellow flags have been posted at many sites to warn swimmers about the conditions.
The National Weather Service said swells kicked up by the storm were expected to build as the weekend progressed, and they could continue through Monday.
Repair work was scheduled to continue on Saturday, but the LIRR planned to run its regular off-peak service over the weekend, with a few exceptions.