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Press Release
June 22, 2016
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Take MTA Long Island Rail Road to See Paul Simon at Forest Hills Stadium on Thurs. June 30 & Fri. July 1

MTA Long Island Rail Road is making extra stops at Forest Hills Station to accommodate fans heading to Forest Hills Stadium to see Paul Simon in concert on Thursday, June 30 and Friday, July 1. The Forest Hllls appearances mark Simon’s final two performances on a concert tour that began in April. It is also a homecoming for the Queens native who last played Forest Hills in July 1970 on Simon and Garfunkel's tour after the release of their hit “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” Simon grew up in nearby Kew Gardens Hills and graduated from Forest Hills High School.

Press Release
June 22, 2016
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Long Island Rail Road Expects a Normal Commute for Wednesday AM PEAK

MTA Long Island Rail Road is expecting a normal AM Peak commute on Wednesday after Amtrak completed repairs on a broken signal that took three tracks out of service and caused train cancellations and delays during the Tuesday evening rush hour.

The signal failure shut down three tracks at Penn Station that the LIRR normally uses to stage and run eastbound service during the PM Peak. That left the Railroad with access to just six tracks and forced the cancelations of 21 trains while 38 operated with delays. Westbound service into Penn was suspended for a time.

Press Release
June 21, 2016
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LIRR Customers Should Anticipate Delays & Cancellations During PM Rush Due to Signal Trouble at Penn Station

MTA Long Island Rail Road customers should anticipate delays and cancellations during this evening's PM rush due to signal trouble at Penn Station. Train cancellations are being announced at Penn and customers may also go to www.mta.info/lirr for details of what trains are scheduled to be canceled.

The signal problem, which is preventing the LIRR from using three tracks for eastbound service, is under repair by Amtrak, which is responsible for maintenance at Penn Station and the East River Tunnels.

Press Release
June 17, 2016
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Take MTA Long Island Rail Road to See Dolly Parton at Forest Hills Stadium on Saturday, June 25 at 7 p.m.

MTA Long Island Rail Road is making extra stops at Forest Hills Station to accommodate fans heading to Forest Hills Stadium to see the irrepressible Dolly Parton in concert on Saturday evening, June 25.

The internationally renowned singer, songwriter and actress is performing at the historic Queens venue as part of her first major U.S. and Canadian concert tour in more than 25 years. In all, Dolly is taking her “Pure & Simple” tour to 60 cities in conjunction with the release this summer of her new double-disc album of the same title.

Press Release
June 17, 2016
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Ride the LIRR Free to Some of the Summer’s Hottest Shows

Take a free ride on the Long Island Rail Road and see some of this summer’s hottest shows – featuring lots of legs and lots of legends. Customers can use special promotion codes for free round-trip travel to New York Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, Cagney the Musical and various concerts at Forest Hills Stadium.

New York Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes

Press Release
June 17, 2016
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LIRR Has Your Ride to Dead & Company at Citi Field Next Weekend

MTA Long Island Rail Road is offering plenty of train service for older “Deadheads” and newer fans of Grateful Dead music who are heading to Dead & Company concerts on Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26. LIRR will add Mets-Willets Point stops on the Port Washington Branch to assist fans before and after the concert.

Press Release
June 15, 2016
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Take LIRR and Kick Off Concert Season at Forest Hills Stadium

It’s a big kick-off concert weekend at historic Forest Hills Stadium in Queens and once again Long Island Rail Road customers have a convenient way to the venue to see some of the summer’s hottest acts.

The LIRR will be making extra stops at Forest Hills Station, just a short walk from the stadium, for the Mumford & Sons concerts on Thursday, June 16 and Friday, June 17, as well as Disclosure Presents Wild Life concert on Saturday, June 18.

Press Release
June 10, 2016
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Ride the LIRR Wine Train to Greenport

Bottle of red. Bottle of white. They can be featured on your commute tonight. MTA Long Island Rail Road is offering a menu of refreshments, including choices from North Fork wineries, for eastbound customers taking the 5:21 p.m. train from Ronkonkoma on Friday nights throughout the summer.

Press Release
June 10, 2016
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Buses Replace Trains on the Oyster Bay Branch Over Weekend of Saturday June 18 & Sunday, June 19 for Track Resurfacing

Buses will replace trains on the Oyster Bay Branch on Saturday, June 18 from 12:39 a.m. until 8:52 p.m. and again on Sunday, June 19 from 12:39 a.m. until 12:52 p.m. to allow the Long Island Rail Road to carry out a track resurfacing project.

Buses Replace Trains on the Oyster Bay Branch Over Weekend of Saturday June 18 & Sunday, June 19 for Track ResurfacingBuses Replace Trains on the Oyster Bay Branch Over Weekend of Saturday June 18 & Sunday, June 19 for Track ResurfacingEastbound:

Press Release
June 9, 2016
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LIRR Service on Hempstead Branch Reduced from Hourly to Every 2 Hours on Saturday, June 11 from 3 p.m. Until 10 p.m.

Service on the Hempstead Branch will be reduced from one train every hour to one train every two hours this coming Saturday, June 11 between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. when one of two tracks is taken out of regular service and repurposed to help the Long Island Rail Road meet the extra service demand to and from Belmont Park for the Belmont Stakes. The service change affects all service between Hempstead and Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn, as well as Penn Station via connections at Jamaica.

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