Track work on the Long Island Rail Road will affect commuters along the Port Washington Branch on two consecutive weekends, Oct. 4-5 and Oct. 11-12.
On Saturday, Oct. 4, trains in both directions will run every hour instead of every half hour beginning at 12:26 p.m. and running through the rest of the day because of switch renewal work.
The next day, Sunday, Oct. 5, there will be no train service in either direction for a portion of the line from 3 p.m. until midnight.
Bayside will be the eastern terminus with shuttle buses operating in both directions between Bayside and Port Washington.
The next weekend, starting on Saturday, Oct. 11, one of the tracks in the Woodside area will be out of service for 27 hours. During this time, train service will be reduced to every hour.
Then on Sunday, Oct. 12, both tracks will be out of service from 3 p.m. to midnight.
Commuters going east will have to board Ronkonkoma Branch trains at Penn Station and transfer to buses at Woodside.
Going west, commuters at stations from Port Washington through Flushing-Main Street will need to board shuttle buses and transfer to trains at Woodside.