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Press Release
July 28, 2014
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MTA LIRR Announces $3.4M in Service Investments Including Restoration of Weekend Service to West Hempstead Branch
MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast and Long Island Rail Road President Patrick Nowakowski today proposed a package of LIRR service investments including the restoration of weekend service on the West Hempstead Branch and the addition of two cars to six rush hour trains that are at or near capacity.
Press Release
July 24, 2014
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Haven Ave. Parking Lot at LIRR’s Port Wash Station to Be Temporarily Closed Weekend of August 2-3 for Removal of Closed Pedestrian Overpass
MTA Long Island Rail Road announced today that the removal of the Port Washington Station’s closed Haven Avenue pedestrian overpass – shuttered in April for safety reasons –  will require the temporary closure of the Haven Ave. commuter parking lot for 48 hours during  the weekend of Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3.
Press Release
July 17, 2014
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Governor Cuomo Announces Labor Agreement Between Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Long Island Rail Road Unions

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast, and United Transportation Union President Anthony Simon, representing a coalition of eight Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) labor unions, today announced an agreement to settle a four-year-old contract dispute between the MTA and the unions.

Press Release
July 1, 2014
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LIRR Adding Extra Afternoon Eastbound Service on Thursday, July 3 for Customers Getting Jump on Holiday
The MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide additional early-afternoon service from Penn Station, Thursday, July 3, adding eight eastbound trains to the schedule for customers planning an early getaway for the start of the Independence Day holiday.  
The extra early-afternoon trains will depart Penn Station starting at 2:08 p.m and includes three extra trains on the Babylon Branch, three on the Port Jefferson Branch, one extra train on the Port Washington Branch and one extra train on the Far Rockaway Branch.
Press Release
June 18, 2014
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Long Island Rail Road Kicks Off the Summer Season with Lifeguards, Surfers and Great LIRR Getaway Deals

Learn about our money-saving getaway deals at Long Island Rail Road’s Summer Kick-off Event on Wednesday, June 18, at Penn Station (34th Street-7th Avenue corridor entrance) from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Press Release
June 17, 2014
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Port Washington Pedestrian Bridge Extension To Be Installed This Summer
A temporary extension to an existing pedestrian bridge will be installed this summer on the Haven Avenue side of the Port Washington station to restore platform access for customers under a solution proposed by the LIRR and agreed to by Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth.
Press Release
June 12, 2014
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Rehabilitation Resumes on LIRR’s Westbound Platform at Great Neck
The Long Island Rail Road today announced that work to rehabilitate the westbound platform at the LIRR’s Great Neck Station will resume on Monday, June 30. To accommodate the work, the main staircase, leading from Barstow Road, and the platform’s elevator, will be closed through early October.
Work is scheduled to take place during daytime hours without any planned outages to train service.
Press Release
June 5, 2014
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Take the LIRR to Belmont Stakes to Watch California Chrome Rain or Shine
With a fleet-footed fury named California Chrome the odds-on favorite to win the Belmont Stakes and thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, MTA Long Island Rail Road is ready to go with the fastest and most convenient service to the big event this Saturday, June 7.
Press Release
May 23, 2014
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LIRR Offering a Dozen Beach Getaway Packages
As the beach season is about to begin with summer unofficially kicking off this Memorial Day weekend, the Long Island Rail Road is offering special fare packages to get you to 12 of Long Island’s sandy destinations. These special beach package tickets are available throughout the summer. 
Press Release
May 22, 2014
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LIRR ‘Cannonball’ Express to Hamptons-Montauk Debuts Friday, May 23
MTA Long Island Rail Road’s popular Cannonball (East) express train - offering the fastest ride from Manhattan to Montauk - begins its Spring/Summer season service tomorrow Friday, May 23, departing Penn Station at 4:06 p.m. with its two-car Hamptons Reserve Service already sold out. 

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