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Press Release
February 11, 2019
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See The City With LIRR Getaways

Some of the best attractions to visit in Manhattan are only an LIRR ride away. This year we have expanded our discounted packages to more than 10 exhibits, so you can enjoy more of New York City. This includes some of the best museum, sightseeing and entertainment options on offer. For additional information on all available packages, please see http://web.mta.info/lirr/getaways/newyorkcity/

Specific LIRR discounted packages include:

Press Release
February 5, 2019
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LIRR Announces Beta Test of Real Time Train Finder – myLIRR.org

MTA Long Island Rail Road President Phillip Eng today announced that the railroad has launched a beta test of an online tool that allows customers to see the real-time position of trains on a map. It also shows information about train lengths and locations of any trouble spots affecting train service. The map is refreshed with new data every three to five seconds and benefits from the enhanced accuracy of GPS data.

Press Release
February 1, 2019
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South Fork Commuter Connection to Launch March 4

South Fork elected officials and community leaders today joined officials from the Long Island Rail Road to announce the March 4 start of a new system of LIRR trains interconnecting with shuttle services known as the South Fork Commuter Connection. The system is designed to provide a new commuting option on the South Fork, alleviate roadway congestion and stimulate the South Fork economy with an environmentally friendly transportation option.

Press Release
January 31, 2019
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LIRR to Conduct Cyclical Rail Safety Tests on Montauk Branch

MTA Long Island Rail Road is advising customers that the railroad will conduct cyclical track safety tests between Babylon and Montauk during afternoon hours from Monday, February 4 through Thursday, February 7. The Sperry Rail Car, a bright yellow vehicle fitted with ultrasonic and induction test equipment, is designed to detect internal rail defects not readily visible to the eye. Any defects that are found will be corrected immediately by a crew of LIRR track maintenance workers.

Press Release
January 25, 2019
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LIRR Advances Nostrand Avenue Station Rehabilitation, NYC DOT Works to Rebuild Atlantic Overpass

MTA Long Island Rail Road crews will continue important infrastructure rehabilitation at Nostrand Avenue Station in Brooklyn on two upcoming weekends: January 26-27, and February 2-3, while NYC Department of Transportation works to rebuild the Atlantic Avenue Bridge at East New York Station, affecting train service between Jamaica Station and Atlantic Terminal on these dates.

Press Release
January 23, 2019
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LIRR to Conduct Cyclical Rail Safety Tests on Port Jefferson Branch This Saturday, January 26

MTA Long Island Rail Road is advising customers that the railroad will conduct cyclical track safety tests between Huntington and Port Jefferson on Saturday, January 26. The Sperry Rail Car, a bright yellow vehicle fitted with ultrasonic and induction test equipment, is designed to detect internal rail defects not readily visible to the eye. Any defects that are found will be corrected immediately by a crew of LIRR track maintenance workers.

Press Release
January 23, 2019
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LIRR President Phil Eng to Continue ‘Customer Conversations’ Events Across Long Island, New York City

MTA Long Island Rail Road President Phil Eng today announced the continuation of ‘Customer Conversations’ forums at locations across the service territory, building on the railroad’s efforts to keep an open dialogue with LIRR customers about its service and progress on major initiatives. 

Press Release
January 16, 2019
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LIRR to Conduct Cyclical Rail Safety Tests on Port Washington Branch This Saturday, January 19

MTA Long Island Rail Road is advising customers that the railroad will conduct cyclical track safety tests between Port Washington and Great Neck on Saturday, January 19. The Sperry Rail Car, a bright yellow vehicle fitted with ultrasonic and induction test equipment, is designed to detect internal rail defects not readily visible to the eye. Any defects that are found will be corrected immediately by a crew of LIRR track maintenance workers.

Press Release
January 3, 2019
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LIRR Announces Completion of New Port Washington Substation

Long Island Rail Road President Phillip Eng today announced that the LIRR had completed work to replace the Port Washington electrical substation, on time and on budget. The new substation, which was built at a cost of $26.2 million, replaces an earlier brick-and-mortar substation that had been in service more than 30 years and was beyond its useful life.

Press Release
December 27, 2018
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Extra LIRR Service for New Year’s Weekend Starting With 13 Extra Eastbound Afternoon Departures for Early Friday Getaway

MTA Long Island Rail Road is ready to help customers ring in the New Year with extra train service for the extended holiday weekend, beginning with 13 additional eastbound trains to accommodate customers leaving work early on Friday, December 28, and again on Monday, December 31. The railroad will also run 21 additional westbound trains on Monday, New Year’s Eve, for revelers heading to the city to celebrate, as well as 19 extra service early in the morning on New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1, 2019, to get partygoers safely back home.

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