New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced that Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) restored full service less than 48 hours after Tropical Storm Isaias. Service on the Port Jefferson, Montauk, Oyster Bay, and Greenport branches has now been restored after suspensions due to downed trees, utility poles, and power lines caused by the most damaging winds since Superstorm Sandy.
LIRR restored full service on the Oyster Bay and Greenport branches Wednesday afternoon following the restoration of the Babylon, Far Rockaway, Hempstead, Huntington, Ronkonkoma, Long Beach, Port Washington, and West Hempstead branches less than 24 hours after the storm.
On the Metro-North Railroad all lines were set to operate on a weekend schedule August 6. Harlem Line service has been extended from Grand Central Terminal to Pleasantville. New Haven Line service continues to operate from Grand Central to Stamford, with bus service on the New Canaan and Waterbury branches. Crews are working to remove trees on the Upper Harlem Line, the New Haven Line between Stamford and New Haven, and on the Danbury Branch.
In total, LIRR crews cleared more than 200 trees. Metro-North crews have cleared approximately 175 trees so far.