The Long Island Rail Road will run service on four of its largest branches during the Tuesday morning rush, although the commute promises to be a headache as the railroad continues to recover from the .
"Very limited service" was restored Monday night from Penn Station to stations on the Babylon, Port Washington, Huntington and Ronkonkoma branches, according to a service advisory on the LIRR website.
The railroad is set to step up service on those four branches during Tuesday's westbound rush with trains running half-hourly from Babylon beginning at 5:08 a.m.; hourly from Ronkonkoma beginning at 5:10 a.m.; hourly from Port Washington beginning at 5:40 a.m.; and hourly from Huntington beginning at 6:03 a.m.
There will be very limited a.m. eastbound service on those four branches, although the LIRR website does not state when those trains will run.
Off-peak tickets will be honored on the railroad all day Tuesday.
The LIRR expects to be able to resume very limited service on other branches throughout the day Tuesday as hundreds of railroad employees continue to work around the clock to clear snow and ice from tracks, switches and the third rail.
Snow removal also continues at LIRR-owned station parking lots as well as station parking lots maintained by local towns and villages. As of Monday night, several lots in Suffolk County had been cleared for parking, including: Babylon, Ronkonkoma, Brentwood, Deer Park and Wyandanch.
The nation's busiest commuter railroad had initially suspended most eastbound trains Sunday night because of switching problems at Jamaica but later halted trains in both directions as the snow began accumulating on tracks.