Buses to replace trains on Port Washington LIRR line this weekend

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The Metropolitan Transit Authority announced Wednesday buses would replace trains on the Long Island Rail Road’s Port Washington branch early Saturday morning for a five-hour period.

Due to rail testing and a cutover to a new branch substation, service between the Port Washington and Great Neck stations will be provided by buses, according to an MTA press release.

Work is expected to begin at 1:22 a.m., the press release said, and is expected to be completed by 5:37 a.m.

Passengers traveling westbound from the Port Washington, Plandome, or Manhasset stations will board buses or vans to Great Neck, where normal train service will resume, according to the MTA.

The MTA also said westbound riders should expect up to 31 minutes of additional travel time.

Passengers traveling eastbound to the Port Washington, Plandome, or Manhasset stations will board buses or vans at Great Neck, according to the MTA.

Eastbound riders should expect up to 27 minutes of additional travel time, the MTA said.

Normal train service will resume after the work is completed Saturday morning.

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