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Press Release
September 8, 2014
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MTA LIRR Schedules Public Hearing on Proposed Restoration of Weekend/Holiday Service on the LIRR’s West Hempstead Branch
MTA Long Island Rail Road will hold a public hearing on a plan to restore weekend and holiday service on the West Hempstead Branch year-round on Monday, September 15 at Malverne Village Hall located at 99 Church Street in Malverne, N.Y. The public hearing will begin at 5 PM.
Press Release
September 4, 2014
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ADA Accessibility Planned for LIRR’s Mets-Willets Point Station As Part of $9.7 Million Renovation That Includes a New Elevator
The MTA Long Island Rail Road’s Mets-Willets Point Station, the destination for U.S. Open tennis and New York Mets baseball, will be fully accessible to the disabled for the first time in 2016 as part of a $9.7 million station renovation.
Press Release
September 3, 2014
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LIRR Service to Belmont Park Resumes on Friday, September 5
Press Release
August 28, 2014
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Buses Replace Trains for Track Work between Ronkonkoma & Greenport Weekdays Midday from Tuesday, September 2 through Friday, November 14

Buses will replace weekday trains between Greenport and Ronkonkoma during off-peak, midday hours beginning next Tuesday, September 2 and continuing through Friday, November 14 to allow the LIRR to renew grade crossings and replace track ties along the route.

Railroad crews will be replacing wood ties from Ronkonkoma to Riverhead and renewing grade crossings at Yaphank-Moriches Road and Bellport Avenue, both in Yaphank, Love Lane in Mattituck and Mill Road crossing in Riverhead. This work is part of a $50 million federally funded Annual State of Good Repair Track Program.

Press Release
August 26, 2014
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Long Island Rail Road Adding 8 Early Afternoon Eastbound Trains on Friday, August 29 to Speed Your Getaway for the Labor Day Weekend
MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide eight additional early-afternoon trains from Penn Station on Friday, August 29, for customers planning to get away early to start the Labor Day Weekend. There will be three extra Babylon trains, three extra Port Jefferson Branch trains, one extra train on the Port Washington Branch and one extra train to Far Rockaway.
Extra Train Service from Penn Station, Friday, August 29
Press Release
August 20, 2014
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Vans Replace Train Service between Oyster Bay & Mineola on Saturday, August 23 for Annual Oyster Bay Triathlon
The Long Island Rail Road will substitute passenger van service for trains between Locust Valley Station and Oyster Bay Station this Saturday morning, August 23, from 7 AM to 11 AM to accommodate the annual Oyster Bay Triathlon.
The event will affect one eastbound train, the 8:25 AM from Penn Station which will terminate at Locust Valley where customers will board a van to complete their journey to Oyster Bay.
Press Release
August 20, 2014
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Next Phase of Massapequa Station Improvement Project Scheduled to Start on Monday, August 25
MTA Long Island Rail Road’s $40-million improvement project at Massapequa Station enters its next phase on Monday, August 25 with work shifting to the station’s east end.
Meanwhile, customers will be able to use the newly constructed west end platform and waiting room and glimpse artwork of artist Peter Drake, a native Long Islander, for the first time.  In addition, a new station elevator is scheduled to go into service shortly after Labor Day.
Press Release
August 20, 2014
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New LIRR Train Schedules Start on September 2, 2014
New MTA Long Island Rail Road timetables are going into effect Tuesday, September 2, 2014. 
The new train schedules for the LIRR’s 11 branches will be in effect through Sunday, November 16 and reflect the LIRR’s commitment to keep its infrastructure in good repair. Some of the changes have been made to accommodate new and ongoing construction projects and track repair programs.
Press Release
August 14, 2014
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Take the LIRR to U.S. Open Tennis at Flushing Meadows Park
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 in Queens to get fans to the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament beginning with the first pre-tournament event on Tuesday, August 19 through the championship showdowns that wrap up on Monday, September 8.
Press Release
August 14, 2014
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MTA Announces Riverhead LIRR Station Building to Reopen As Taxi Stand
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced today that the shuttered Long Island Rail Road station building at the Riverhead train station will reopen next month as dispatch headquarters for a local taxi company.

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