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Press Release
March 24, 2017
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LIRR to Cancel 29 PM Rush Hour Trains From Penn Station Resulting From Amtrak Derailment

Because of an Amtrak derailment at Penn Station this morning, the Long Island Rail Road plans to cancel 29 PM rush hour trains out of the 87 that normally depart from Penn Station during this time. The cancelations are necessary to allow NJTransit and Amtrak the exclusive use of Tracks 13-16, which are normally shared with LIRR; the move means four of the nine Penn Station tracks used by the LIRR for the evening rush hour are not available for use as a result of the derailment.

The remaining LIRR trains from Penn Station could experience delays and crowding.

Press Release
March 24, 2017
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LIRR Anticipates PM Rush Hour Cancellations and Delays at Penn Station Resulting From Amtrak Derailment

Because of an Amtrak derailment at Penn Station this morning, the Long Island Rail Road anticipates cancellations and delays for this evening’s rush hour. To avoid delays, customers are advised to leave New York City before 4 p.m. today, or delay departure from the city until after 8 p.m., or depart from Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn, as an alternative.

Press Release
March 24, 2017
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LIRR Expansion Project Forum Draws Interest From More Than 700 Local Women, Minority and Veteran Owned Businesses

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced today that more than 700 local women, minority and service-disabled veteran owned businesses have registered to participate in a special information and networking session on how they can work on the proposed LIRR Expansion Project.

Press Release
March 22, 2017
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LIRR Adding Three Trains for Montauk’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 26

The Village of Montauk is once again holding its popular annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, and the LIRR will be there to provide extra train service before and after the parade on Sunday, March 26.

Festivities start at 10 a.m. with the parade set to kick off on Main Street at 11:30 a.m.

Press Release
March 22, 2017
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OFFICIALS: Proposed 3rd Track Project Would Reduce Delays for Commuters Throughout Long Island

The proposed Long Island Rail Road Expansion Project, which adds a third track to the congested two-track Main Line in Nassau County and eliminates seven street-level train crossings in the project area, would reduce delays and improve reliability for hundreds of thousands of commuters due to the interconnected nature of the LIRR’s 10 branches, officials said. The project would also add peak-hour passenger service.

Press Release
March 21, 2017
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Buses to Replace Two Mid-Day Trains Between Riverhead and Greenport

MTA Long Island Rail Road today announced that buses will substitute for midday trains at Mattituck, Southold and Greenport on Wednesday, March 22, and Wednesday, March 29, as LIRR maintenance crews replace switches in Mattituck and Southold. Service details are below.

Eastbound
The 10:44 a.m. departure from Ronkonkoma, will terminate at Riverhead where customers can board buses for Mattituck, Southold and Greenport. Customers should add up to an additional 10 minutes of travel time.

Press Release
March 3, 2017
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Railroad Crossing Renewal at William Floyd Parkway Postponed

The Long Island Rail Road today announced that railroad crossing renewal work scheduled for this weekend at William Floyd Parkway (Suffolk County Route 46) in Shirley, and a related one-block closure of that roadway, has been postponed.

Elsewhere on the LIRR’s Montauk Branch, workers will perform track and infrastructure construction, including replacement of sections of rails and ties, switch components, and joints between rails, as well as general resurfacing work, resurfacing of switches, construction of drainage ditches, and cleanup of scrap rail.

Press Release
March 2, 2017
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LIRR Timetables Change March 6

Long Island Rail Road timetables are changing on Monday, March 6, to accommodate springtime track and infrastructure work. Details of the timetable changes and the nature of the related construction projects are listed below. The timetables will be in effect through May 21.

Press Release
February 24, 2017
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Buses to Replace LIRR Trains Between Patchogue and Montauk on Saturday, March 4, for Railroad Crossing Renewal

To ensure continued safety, Long Island Rail Road workers will renew the railroad crossing at William Floyd Parkway (Suffolk County Route 46), between 10 p.m. Friday, March 3, and 5 a.m. Sunday, March 5. The work will include a rehabilitation of the concrete railroad crossing surface, as well as the tracks, including the steel rails and adjacent concrete ties, and the compacted stone bedding the ties rest in, which is known as ballast.

Press Release
February 9, 2017
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LIRR Announces Service Plan for Morning Rush Hour of Friday, February 10

MTA Long Island Rail Road will continue to operate reduced service for the AM peak rush-hour on Friday, running 135 morning rush hour trains - nine less than normal - as it continues to recover from the storm and so inspections, delayed by snowfall, can continue following Wednesday's non-passenger train derailment of one train car.

Departing trains will leave generally within 10 minutes of the canceled trains and will be making additional stops.

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