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Press Release
September 2, 2015
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LIRR Anticipates Operating a Normal PM Rush Hour Schedule But Cautions that Delays out of Penn Station Remain Possible

The Long Island Rail Road anticipates operating on a normal schedule for this evening’s rush hour.

LIRR electrical engineers have been working since shortly after 5 a.m. to identify the cause of a loss of power to the LIRR’s signal system east of the East River tunnels that had hampered service this morning to and from Penn Station. The LIRR has made temporary repairs that officials believe will allow the railroad to operate on a normal schedule through the evening rush hour.

Press Release
September 1, 2015
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LIRR Adding Early Afternoon Eastbound Service Friday, September 4, to Speed Your Labor Day Weekend Getaway

MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide additional early-afternoon trains from Penn Station on Friday, September 4, for customers planning an early getaway for the Labor Day weekend. There will be four extra Babylon trains, three extra Port Jefferson Branch trains, and one extra train on the Ronkonkoma, Port Washington and Far Rockaway branches.

Extra Train Service from Penn Station, Friday, September 4

Babylon Branch

Press Release
September 1, 2015
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LIRR Timetables Change September 8

Long Island Rail Road timetables will change on Tuesday, September 8, bringing better service and some temporary schedule adjustments related to track work. The timetables also allow for the railroad to run special trains to or from Atlantic Terminal in downtown Brooklyn for any event across the street at Barclays Center, including all home games of the New York Islanders.

Press Release
August 27, 2015
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Governor Cuomo Announces Double Track Milestone Toward Improving Ronkonkoma Branch Service

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that MTA Long Island Rail Road has reached an important milestone to improve service on the busy Ronkonkoma Branch. Workers began installing the first sections of rail on the $388 million Double Track Project, which will build a second track over an 18-mile stretch between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma stations.

Press Release
August 25, 2015
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Vans Replace LIRR Trains Between Locust Valley and Oyster Bay During Oyster Bay Triathlon on Morning of Sunday, August 30

Vans will replace trains between Locust Valley and Oyster Bay between 8 and 11 a.m. this coming Sunday, August 30, to accommodate the athletes and spectators of the annual Oyster Bay Triathlon. The LIRR expects that about 35 passengers will be affected by the service change.

Press Release
August 25, 2015
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Buses Replace Trains Between Huntington & Port Jefferson Weekend of August 29 and 30 for Track Work

Buses will replace trains between Port Jefferson and Huntington over the weekend of Saturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 30 as the Long Island Rail Road performs rail grinding work on that stretch of track. The work will affect customers who will be traveling between Huntington and Port Jefferson between the hours of 12:35 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. each day.

Eastbound

Press Release
August 21, 2015
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Take LIRR to U.S. Open Tennis at Flushing Meadows Aug. 25 thru Sept. 13 for Qualifiers, Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day & Open Tournament

Tennis fever is about to grip New York and MTA Long Island Rail Road will be providing extra train service to Mets-Willets Point Station on the Port Washington Branch to get fans to the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament beginning with the first pre-tournament event on Tuesday, August 25 right through the championship showdowns that wrap up on Sunday, September 13.

Press Release
August 20, 2015
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LIRR Asks Friday Afternoon Cannonball Customers to Limit Oversized Luggage

MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) is asking customers on the Friday afternoon Cannonball – the popular train from Penn Station to the Hamptons and Montauk – to help ensure a safe and comfortable ride by leaving oversized luggage at home and stowing all items in overhead racks or under seats.

Press Release
August 18, 2015
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Buses Replace Trains from Port Wash to Great Neck Saturday, Aug. 22 & Sunday, Aug. 23 as Installation of the New Colonial Road Bridge Gets Underway

Buses will replace trains on the single track area between Port Washington and Great Neck on Saturday, August 22, and Sunday, August 23, as the LIRR begins installation of the new Colonial Road Bridge in the Village of Thomaston near Great Neck Station. For much of that two day period, Port Washington Branch service will be reduced from half-hourly to hourly.

But Don’t Worry, Zac Brown Fans

Press Release
August 16, 2015
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LIRR Restores Ronkonkoma Service

MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) has restored normal service on the Ronkonkoma Branch, following the crash of a small plane onto the tracks at the South Oyster Bay Road crossing in Hicksville. Regular service will be in place for the Monday morning rush. No other LIRR branches were affected by the crash.

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