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The Long Island Rail Road’s branch service cuts will become effective with the May 17 and Sept. 13 timetable changes.
Port Washington: Hourly rather than 30-minute interval trains.
Babylon: Four trains will become two trains and two p.m. peak-period trains will become one.
Ronkonkoma: One p.m. peak train will be scrubbed, as will weekend service between Ronkonkoma and Greenport.
Long Beach: One p.m. peak train to the Atlantic terminal in Brooklyn and one a.m. peak train to the Atlantic terminal will be discontinued.
West Hempstead: Weekend service will be discontinued.
Atlantic: Late night service to Brooklyn will end.
Hempstead: Shorter trains.
Belmont Park: Elimination of service Wednesday to Sunday except for the Belmont Stakes.
Oyster Bay: Cancel one round-trip each day on weekends.
Port Jefferson: Cancel one p.m. peak diesel train.
Montauk branch: Cancel one train from Hunterspoint, excluding summer Fridays.
A number of Queens bus routes will be eliminated, shortened or changed.
Q14, Q26, Q42, Q74, Q75 and Q79: eliminated.
Q25 and Q42: Eliminated except for weekday rush hours.
Q31, Q48 and Q76: Eliminated on weekends.
Q15 and Q24: Rerouted to make up for cuts to other lines.
Q26: Shortened on weekdays.
Q48: Shortened on weekends.
Q30: Shortened overnight.
Two lettered subway lines will be eliminated, and one will be altered.
W: Will be replaced by the Q train from 57th Street to Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria.
V: Will be replaced by the M train from Essex Street to Forest Hills. The M train will no longer run from Manhattan to Brooklyn.
Reach contributing writer Philip Newman by e-mail at email@example.com or phone at 718-260-4536.
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