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Press Release
March 3, 2015
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Ronkonkoma Branch Service Update

Customers Are Advised to Plan Ahead and Allow Extra Time for Travel

Buses will replace train service between Ronkonkoma and Farmingdale from 12:45 a.m. Sunday, March 8, until 1:30 a.m. on Monday, March 9, to accommodate a switch replacement project, track maintenance work and Sperry Rail testing.

Press Release
February 25, 2015
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MTA Long Island Rail Road Earns TSA’s Gold Standard Award, the Federal Agency’s Highest Security Rating

The federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced that MTA Long Island Rail Road is a winner of its Gold Standard Award for 2014, the agency’s highest security rating and one granted to only five transit agencies after a nationwide competition.

The LIRR was previously awarded this distinction back in 2010. The ratings are part of TSA's 2014 Baseline Assessments for Security Enhancement program, which involves a voluntary review of various security measures, ranging from security plans and training to public outreach efforts and background check programs.

Press Release
February 24, 2015
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Governor Cuomo Announces Final Design for Revitalized Hicksville Station

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the final design for a new Long Island Rail Road station in Hicksville. The project is a $120 million investment meant to revitalize the region’s busiest transit hub and kick-start residential and commercial development in the hamlet's downtown. Renderings of the project can be viewed here.

Press Release
February 23, 2015
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New LIRR Train Schedules Start Monday, March 2

New Long Island Rail Road timetables will go into effect on Monday, March 2 and to meet the demand for early release westbound service from Penn Station on the eve of major holidays, the LIRR is adding a train to its Ronkonkoma Branch schedule to make the early getaway even easier.

Press Release
February 20, 2015
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Play, Dine and Save with LIRR and Resorts World Casino

Whether you enjoy the penny slots or are looking to hit it big -- Resorts World Casino New York City has your game, and the Long Island Rail Road has a deal to get you to the fun. With 3,000 slot games to choose from, such as Wheel of Fortune® and Sex and the City, Resorts World Casino NYC is the only place in town for big jackpots. The casino also features 5,000 electronic table games, including Baccarat and Roulette.

Press Release
February 12, 2015
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LIRR Offering Discount NYC Getaway Packages

The Long Island Rail Road wants to help you with plans and savings during Presidents Week by offering affordable packages to NYC attractions that are just a train ride away. Enjoy quality time with the whole family with discounts to fun and educational attractions such as:

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Press Release
February 6, 2015
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Ride the LIRR and Get Discounts to Original LGBT Expo

MTA Long Island Rail Road is offering discount packages to the upcoming Original LGBT Expo at the Jacob Javits Convention Center Saturday, February 28 and Sunday, March 1, from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale beginning February 15, 2015.

Press Release
February 5, 2015
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MTA Awards Contract to Build Long Island Rail Road’s Future Terminal Under Grand Central Terminal Contract for Finishing Work to Commence

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that it has awarded a contract to GCT Constructors, JV, a joint venture consisting of Schiavone Construction Co. and John P. Picone Inc., to build the future Long Island Rail Road concourse at Grand Central Terminal. The $404.8 million dollar contract, which with options could increase to a total of $428.9 million, was awarded after a competitive request for proposal process that drew nine other firms.

Press Release
January 29, 2015
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Mid-Suffolk Train Yard Information Center Opens Today at Ronkonkoma Station as Part of LIRR Public Outreach

MTA Long Island Rail Road today opened the Mid-Suffolk Train Yard Information Center at Ronkonkoma Station so customers and community residents can learn about the LIRR’s proposal for enlarging its train yard in Ronkonkoma.

Press Release
January 27, 2015
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Service Advisory: LIRR Expects Normal Service Wednesday on Most Branches

On Wednesday, January 28, the Long Island Rail Road expects to run normal weekday service on the Babylon, Far Rockaway, Hempstead, Long Beach, Oyster Bay, Port Washington, Huntington/Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma and West Hempstead Branches. In addition, normal weekday service will be provided between Speonk and Babylon. There will be no morning rush hour service between Montauk and Speonk, or between Greenport and Ronkonkoma, where the snowdrifts are highest. LIRR personnel will continue their snow fighting efforts through the night.

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