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Press Release
August 29, 2016
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LIRR Adding Extra Early Afternoon Eastbound Service on Friday, September 2, for Early Holiday Weekend Getaway

MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide additional early afternoon trains from Penn Station on Friday, September 2 for customers planning an early getaway for the Labor Day Weekend. The additional trains will depart from Penn Station between 1:49 p.m. and 3:48 p.m. and will operate to Babylon, Far Rockaway, Great Neck, Huntington and Ronkonkoma. Montauk Branch customers should look for a special Montauk Branch September 2 Timetable that includes some new changes that start on Friday.

Extra Afternoon Service from Penn Station on Friday, September 2

Press Release
August 23, 2016
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MTA Long Island Rail Road Is the Best Way for Fans to See Pros Play at ‘The Barclays’ PGA Tourney at Bethpage Black

MTA Long Island Rail Road is the best way to get to Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale to see the world’s greatest golfers compete in the The Barclays/PGA Golf Tournament, the annual event getting underway today, Wednesday, August 23 through Sunday, August 28 at the Bethpage Black golf course.

The LIRR is providing plenty of train service to Farmingdale Station where the PGA will be running free shuttle buses for the short trip to nearby Bethpage State Park and the Bethpage Black course.

Press Release
August 23, 2016
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Buses Replace Trains Between Oyster Bay & Locust Valley on Sunday, August 28 from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. for Annual Oyster Bay Triathlon

Bus service will replace two westbound trains and one eastbound train between Oyster Bay and Locust Valley on Sunday, August 28 from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. to accommodate the athletes and spectators at the annual Oyster Bay Triathlon.

Westbound

Customers who normally take the 8:19 a.m. or the 10:19 a.m. trains from Oyster Bay will instead board a bus for service to Locust Valley through Mineola, where they will transfer for connecting train service west. They should anticipate up to 11 minutes of extra travel time.

Eastbound

Press Release
August 22, 2016
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Governor Cuomo Announces Completion of New Track Laying Between Central Islip and Ronkonkoma for LIRR Double Track

At Governor's Direction, MTA Emphasizing Efficiency, Using Specialized Train to Lay Track 10x Faster than Before

Governor Cuomo Also Announces MTA eTix App Available for All LIRR and Metro-North Lines Starting Today

Expanding and Modernizing Commuter Rail is Key Component of Governor Cuomo's $100 Billion Infrastructure and Development Plan for New York

Press Release
August 17, 2016
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Buses Replace Trains Between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma for Track Work Again This Saturday and Sunday, August 20-21

Buses will replace trains on the Long Island Rail Road’s Ronkonkoma Branch between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma for 48-hours over the weekend of August 20-21 for track work and the renewal of the railroad crossing at Carl’s Straight Path in Deer Park.

Customers can avoid the busing and long travel time by using the Babylon Branch or the Huntington/Port Jefferson Branch instead. Trains run every half-hour on the Babylon Branch and on the Port Jefferson Branch west of Huntington.

Press Release
August 17, 2016
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MTA LIRR Providing Extra Service to 2016 U.S. Open Tennis Tournament at Flushing Meadows Park August 23 thru September 11

MTA Long Island Rail Road will be providing extra stops at Mets-Willets Point Station on the Port Washington Branch to get fans to the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament beginning with the start of qualifying rounds on Tuesday, August 23 right through to the final championship rounds on Sunday, September 11.

Mets-Willets Point Station is just steps away from the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, where the tournament is held annually.

Press Release
August 15, 2016
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Take Long Island Rail Road to Zac Brown Concert at Citi Field on Friday, Aug. 19

Zac Brown and his Grammy Award-winning band are coming to Citi Field on Friday, August 19 and MTA Long Island Rail Road is all tuned up with frequent Port Washington Branch train service for fans to Mets-Willets Point Station at the doorstep of the stadium. Since 2009, the Zac Brown Band has earned more than 50 award nominations from the Grammys, the Academy of Country Music, the American Music Awards, the Country Music Association and Country Music Television, and has won eight.

Press Release
August 11, 2016
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LIRR Getaway to Historic Oyster Bay Village

Spend an enjoyable day in President Theodore Roosevelt’s hometown of Oyster Bay Village, one of the most picturesque and historic areas on the North Shore of Nassau County, by taking advantage of the Long Island Rail Road’s popular discount Getaway package – available only four more weekends.

Press Release
August 10, 2016
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Ride the Long Island Rail Road to Long Island Wine Country

Wine-down on any of nine Saturdays from August 20 through November 5 with a relaxing day in Long Island's North Fork region on a Long Island Rail Road’s Wine Country Getaway.

On this guided tour, you will visit three wineries, complete with tastings at each winery and enjoy live entertainment as you sip some of the region's best wines. Enjoy epicurean delights too — with a buffet lunch and the opportunity to purchase locally grown, fresh produce at local farms. It's the perfect way to spend a day in late summer or early fall.

Press Release
August 9, 2016
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MTA Long Island Rail Road Is the Best Way for Fans to See Pros Play at ‘The Barclays’ PGA Tourney at Bethpage Black

MTA Long Island Rail Road is the best way to get to Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale to see the world’s greatest golfers compete in the The Barclays/PGA Golf Tournament, the annual event being held Tuesday, August 23 through Sunday, August 28 at the famed Bethpage Black golf course.

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