WESTBURY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Riders can expect delays this weekend on the Long Island Rail Road’s Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma branches.
The installation of a new bridge in Westbury is causing service disruptions on all LIRR lines through the weekend. For more on the LIRR’s special timetables for this weekend, click here.READ MORE: Federal Arrest Warrant Issued For Gabby Petito's Missing Fiancé Brian Laundrie
As WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported, Shakeem Early said she felt dizzy after going on bus after bus trying to get to work Saturday morning.
“It’s been a rough morning, but the bills aren’t going to pay themselves. So I have to go to work. So it is what it is,” she said.
Due to the work on the Ellison Avenue Bridge, buses are replacing trains between Hicksville and Mineola.READ MORE: 'I Can't Take This Anymore': Heavy Rain In Tri-State Area Renews Flooding Concerns For Many Still Dealing With Damage From Ida
The LIRR said riders should expect up to hour-long delays and to even avoid taking the Ronkonkoma and Port Jefferson lines if possible.
One rider said she definitely felt the delays.
“Very tired, I had to get up like an hour early to make it here, and the transferring and everything is too much,” she said.MORE NEWS: 1 Killed, 13 Injured In Shooting At Kroger In Collierville, Tennessee
Normal service will resume on both branches just before the Monday morning commute.