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Press Release
July 15, 2019
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Crews to Install LIRR Bridge at Urban Avenue in New Cassel July 20-21

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that on the weekend of July 20-21, crews working on the Long Island Rail Road Expansion Project will move a new pre-assembled LIRR bridge into place at Urban Avenue in New Cassel. The bridge replaces a previous at-grade railroad crossing at the site that closed to traffic on March 8.

With the work taking place that weekend as planned, the project team remains on pace to reopen Urban Avenue this fall as a two-way underpass with a sidewalk on the west side.

Press Release
July 11, 2019
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LIRR’s July 15 Timetable Changes Allow for LIRR Systemwide Summer Track Work

Crews will be busy at work throughout the Long Island Rail Road this summer making infrastructure upgrades that will enable the railroad to improve service and ensure long-term service reliability. As a result of the work, the Long Island Rail Road is advising customers that new timetables go into effect July 15 with some changes lasting for seven weeks through September 2.

Press Release
July 10, 2019
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Weekend of July 13-14: LIRR to Replace Track Switch in Syosset and Perform Cyclical Rail Safety Tests on the Port Washington Branch

MTA Long Island Rail Road today announced that this coming weekend, July 13-14, crews will replace a switch east of Syosset station, and on Saturday, July 13, will perform cyclical rail safety tests on the Port Washington Branch. As a result of this important work, there will be service changes on the Port Jefferson Branch and the Port Washington Branch. Details are below.

Press Release
July 8, 2019
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Governor Cuomo Announces New Elmont Train Station, the First New Full-Time LIRR Station in Nearly 50 Years

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the transformational $1.26 billion Belmont Park Redevelopment Project will benefit from a full-time Long Island Rail Road train station, the first full-time LIRR station in nearly 50 years, helping mitigate traffic concerns and providing a new amenity to the Elmont community.

Press Release
July 1, 2019
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LIRR to Offer Eight Extra Trains on Wednesday, July 3, to Help Customers Celebrate Independence Day

The Long Island Rail Road will provide extra eastbound service on Wednesday, July 3, for customers to get a head start and celebrate the Fourth of July by adding eight extra trains from Penn Station. Information about the extra trains will be available in timetables and the Mymta App, MTA.info website, LIRR Train Time app and on station departure boards. The extra early-afternoon trains will depart Penn Station starting at 2:08 p.m.

Press Release
June 27, 2019
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LIRR to Perform Track Work, Roadway Crossing Surfacing and Rail Safety Tests June 29-30

MTA Long Island Rail Road today announced that this coming weekend, June 29-30, crews will install a switch at Hicksville, perform surfacing work at Covert Avenue in New Hyde Park, where crews are preparing to install a bridge that will replace the former at-grade crossing, and conduct ultrasonic and induction rail testing between Huntington and Port Jefferson. As a result, service changes will in place on the Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma Branches.

Press Release
June 24, 2019
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MTA to Extend Popular LIRR Atlantic Ticket Program for Additional Year

Long Island Rail Road President Phillip Eng today announced that the LIRR will continue its Atlantic Ticket field study for an additional year.

Atlantic Ticket offers discounted LIRR fares for customers traveling between Brooklyn and seven stations in Queens. The study, which began in June 2018, is measuring the impact the lower fare is having on ridership on the LIRR and New York City Transit’s subways and buses.

Press Release
June 7, 2019
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MTA to Begin Transformational Work to Build New Seventh Avenue Penn Station Entrance and Expand and Brighten LIRR Concourse

During Construction, Starting June 17, Customers to Experience Changes to Ticket Booths + Train Information Board

Current Entrance to Remain Open: LIRR Launching Customer Awareness Campaign to Keep Navigation Seamless; Encourages Use of West End Concourse Near Eighth Avenue, eTix, and MYmta Apps For Service Info

Construction on Overall "East End Gateway" Project to Be Completed in 2020

Press Release
May 29, 2019
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LIRR Summer Saturdays Return for 2019

For 12 consecutive Saturdays from June 1 through August 24, the Long Island Rail Road will honor all monthly tickets for travel to and from all LIRR stations, regardless of what stations are printed on the ticket. Monthly ticketholders traveling on these days will be able to bring up to four additional travelers for only $1 per person each way. The special ticketing policies mark the return of LIRR Summer Saturdays, a popular program that launched last year to as a LIRR customer benefit.

Press Release
May 23, 2019
IMMEDIATE
LIRR to Replace Cherry Lane Bridge in Carle Place

The Long Island Rail Road today announced that crews working on the LIRR Expansion Project will replace the 66-year-old bridge that carries the Main Line over Cherry Lane in Carle Place. The work will result in a 48-hour suspension of train service between Mineola and Hicksville on the weekend of June 1-2.

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