Dear LIRR riders,

As you know, Amtrak is beginning emergency repairs at Penn Station tomorrow, Monday, July 10, 2017. This repair work will cause service disruptions for many of you who ride the rails to and from work every day.

All of us at the MTA appreciate that Amtrak's repairs are a serious inconvenience. When our daily commutes become so routine they’re second nature, changes and disruptions can be frustrating. During this period of adjustment to the summer schedule, please bear in mind these are Amtrak repairs that are causing this disruption.

The MTA has worked hand-in-hand with the Penn Station Task Force to prepare a comprehensive transportation plan so that our customers can plan ahead and find alternative services that will best suit your daily commute.

If you plan on riding LIRR, please visit www.lirrsummerschedule.com.

This website is a one-stop-shop for your LIRR transportation needs this summer. Use it to:

In addition, we have created a wide range of alternative travel options and support services. The MTA will offer LIRR ticket holders free bus and ferry transport, reduced fares and tolls and free subway transfers.

As the disruption caused by Amtrak's repairs get underway, we will closely monitor the service changes, alternative options and customer communication systems to see where we can improve. Our aim is to be flexible and responsive to your needs.

If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to us. We are here to help. Our customer service representatives are always standing by to field your questions and take your comments in real time. Talk to us at 718-217-LIRR, tweet us @LIRR or write us.

All of us at the MTA are proud to serve you. And we thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,

Joseph J. Lhota

Chairman