As the National Weather Service and other local weather reports warn Long Islanders of more snow coming overnight, the Long Island Rail Road made the announcement that it will operate a reduced weekday morning schedule on Thursday during the snow removal process.
A handful of trains have been combined on the Port Jefferson branch, which serves Port Jefferson, Stony Brook, St. James, Smithtown, and Kings Park:
- 6:15 a.m. westbound train from Huntington will be combined with the 6:25 a.m. westbound train from Hicksville.
- 8:34 a.m. westbound train from Port Jefferson will be combined with the 8:55 a.m. westbound train from Huntington
A request for comment from the LIRR was not immediately answered, but a statement posted Wednesday evening on the LIRR's website said it "will make every effort" to provide consistent service during the snow storm. In the past, LIRR representatives have said ten or more inches of snow may cause service suspensions.
"The Railroad’s goal is [to] keep as much train service operating as possible on all branches," the statement read.