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Tropical Storm Henri: Current MTA Service Changes

Here's how Tropical Storm Henri will impact subway, bus, and commuter rail service.
Updated August 22, 2021 6:45 p.m.

We are currently tracking the progress of Tropical Storm Henri. The storm is expected to bring heavy rain and hurricane-force winds to parts of New York and Connecticut as early as Sunday morning. 

Some Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road lines will be impacted by the storm on Sunday, August 22. Normal service will resume on both LIRR and Metro-North on Monday, August 23.

Check this page for updates, and check the service status of any line before you head out for the most up-to-date information.

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Long Island Rail Road service changes

LIRR suspended service on the Montauk Branch (east of Patchogue), and between Ronkonkoma and Greenport, on Sunday, August 22. Normal service will resume on Monday, August 23.  

On Monday, August 23, LIRR will add additional service on the Montauk Branch. The train that normally originates at Southampton at 4:41 a.m. will instead originate at Montauk at 4:00 a.m., with stops at East Hampton at 4:22 a.m. and Bridgehampton at 4:31 a.m., before resuming its normal schedule. The LIRR will also operate a train that will depart Montauk at 8:07 a.m. and make all local stops to Speonk where it will run as a semi-express, stopping at Patchogue, Sayville, Bay Shore, and Babylon, before running express to Jamaica for connecting trains to Penn Station and Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn.

On the LIRR’s Montauk Branch, the first trains to operate east of Patchogue through to Montauk will depart Montauk at 1:00 a.m. and Jamaica at 1:10 a.m. The LIRR’s 5:39 a.m. departure from Montauk will operate on its normal schedule, as will the 7:28 a.m. train that runs on Mondays from early June through mid-October. 

On LIRR’s Ronkonkoma Branch, the first trains to operate between Ronkonkoma and Greenport will resume with the 5:25 a.m. departure from Greenport and the 7:30 a.m. departure from Ronkonkoma.  

For more detailed information, check the LIRR TrainTime app (iOS, Android), or @LIRR on Twitter.

Metro-North Railroad service changes

On Sunday, August 22, Metro-North suspended service on the Wassaic Branch of the Harlem Line and on the entire New Haven Line, including the New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury Branches. Service will operate every two hours on the Hudson and Harlem Lines, and there will be no buses on the Waterbury branch.

On Monday, August 23, New Haven Line service will resume with the 4:00 a.m. Grand Central-bound train from New Haven Union Station, the 4:58 a.m. Grand Central-bound local from Stamford, and the 5:30 a.m. departure from Grand Central Terminal making all local stops to New Haven. 

New Canaan Branch service will resume with the 5:23 a.m. departure from New Canaan and the 6:53 a.m. departure from Stamford. Danbury Branch service will resume with the 5:08 a.m. departure from Danbury and the 9:19 a.m. Danbury-bound departure from South Norwalk. On the Waterbury Branch, where buses are currently substituting for trains because of track work, service will resume with the 5:38 a.m. bus from Waterbury, and the 7:38 a.m. Waterbury-bound bus from Bridgeport.  

Harlem Line service between Wassaic and Southeast will resume with the 5:10 a.m. train from Wassaic and the 9:05 a.m. northbound train from Southeast.

For more detailed information, check the MyMTA app (iOS, Android) or @Metro-North on Twitter.