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MTA Long Island Rail Road weekday peak service will be modified from July 10 – September 1 due to Amtrak’s critical repairs at Penn Station. Additional trains on certain routes, special fare reductions, free bus and ferry service and free subway transfers at key locations during the morning rush hour are available to help impacted customers.

Alternate travel options are subject to change. For the most current details, visit


  • Carpooling during this period will help to further reduce congestion.
  • Drivers may still expect traffic during rush hour, so it is recommended to carpool to a Park & Ride lot closer to your destination, and take transit the rest of the way. Click here for a map of Park & Ride lots. 
  • Sign in or register to form a new carpool.

Train Options

Bus Options

  • A new bus service will be free to LIRR ticketholders from Long Island commuter parking lots to Manhattan. Buses will run Monday through Friday from 6-9 a.m., and 3-7 p.m. Click here for a list of start and end locations for the LIRR buses. 
  • Use the Park & Ride map above to locate the five bus service pick-up lots.

Ferry Options

  • Free ferry service will be offered to LIRR ticketholders traveling to/from Manhattan. 
  • Use the Park & Ride map above to locate the ferry stops, or click here for more information. 


Queens County Traffic Cameras

Queens Midtown Tunnel

I-495 at 27th Street

I-495 at Greenpoint Avenue

I-495 at Ramp to W/B BQE

I-495 at 48th Street Upper Level

I-495 at Grand Avenue

I-495 at 75th Street

I-495 at 84th Street

I-495 at 99th Street

I-495 at Van Wyck Expressway

I-495 at Lawrence Street

I-495 at Kissena Blvd

I-495 at 163rd Street

I-495 at 185th Street

I-495 at Francis Lewis Blvd

I-495 at East Hampton Blvd Pedestrian Br

I-495 at Cross Island Pkwy

Nassau County Traffic Cameras

I-495 at Little Neck Pkwy

I-495 East of Little Neck Pkwy

I-495 West of New Hyde Park Rd

I-495 at New Hyde Park Rd

I-495 at Shelter Rock Rd

I-495 at Searingtown Road

I-495 at Willis Ave

I-495 at Roslyn Rd

I-495 at Glen Cove Rd

I-495 at Old Westbury Rd

I-495 between Exits 40 and 39

I-495 at Powells Lane

I-495 at Jericho Turnpike

I-495 West of NY 106/107

I-495 at South Oyster Bay Road

I-495 at Route 135

I-495 at Manetto Hill Rd

I-495 at Plainview Rd

Suffolk County Traffic Cameras

I-495 at NY 110

I-495 at Bagatelle Rd

I-495 at Deer Park Ave

I-495 at Rest Area

I-495 at Commack Road

I-495 at Sagtikos Pkwy

I-495 at Wicks Road E/B CD Rd

I-495 at Exit 53 Ramp

I-495 at Washington Ave

I-495 at Motor Parkway Exit 55

I-495 at Lincoln Blvd

I-495 at Veterans Memorial Hwy

I-495 at Terry Road

I-495 at N Ocean Ave

I-495 at NY 112 (Exit 64)

  • Amtrak’s emergency repair work at Penn Station will occur July 10 – Sept. 1.
  • This will cause some disruptions to the Long Island Rail Road service.
  • The MTA is taking steps to assist impacted LIRR commuters during peak hours through alternative travel options, increased train capacity, and special fare reduction.
Ferry Information x

Ferries will run:

  • From Glen Cove to 34th Street. Three runs in the morning and three in the evening with a total capacity of 1,122 customers.
  • From Hunters Point in Long Island City to 34th St Pier. Three runs in the morning and three in the evening with a total capacity of 1,200 customers. The MTA will establish a shuttle bus between the Hunterspoint Avenue LIRR station and the ferry to coincide with the LIRR trains newly diverted to Hunters Point.
Bus Information x

Buses will originate in eight locations across Long Island and accommodate 2,388 cars in total, including:

  • Melville Park & Ride at LIE Exit 49, where there are 200 parking spaces available
  • Bethpage State Park, which has 350 parking spaces
  • Seaford LIRR Station, no parking available; "Kiss & Ride" only
  • Nassau Coliseum, where there are 400 spaces
  • Roosevelt Field Mall, where there are 450 parking spaces
  • North Hempstead Beach Park, which has 300 parking spaces (North Lot only)
  • Valley Stream LIRR Station, where 88 parking spaces are available
  • Belmont Racetrack, where there are 600 parking spaces available

In Manhattan, buses will drop off passengers at three locations during the morning:

  • East 34th Street and Third Avenue
  • West 34th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues
  • Grand Central Terminal

In the afternoon, buses will pick up passengers at four locations:

  • West 34th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues
  • East 34th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues
  • East 42nd Street between First and Second Avenues
  • Lexington Avenue between East 43rd and 44th Streets
Park & Ride Map x
Plan Your Trip x
Traffic Map x