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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.
Press Release
August 13, 2014
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Long Island Rail Road Storm Update
MTA Long Island Rail Road is advising customers to expect some cancellations and minor delays during this evening's rush hour due to lingering weather-related issues as repairs and pumping operations continue in the wake of this morning’s record rainfall.
Press Release
August 7, 2014
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MTA LIRR Beach Getaways Are the Hot Ticket This Summer
It just may be the Long Island Rail Road’s hottest ticket. Sales of the LIRR’s “Beach Getaways” are up 11% this summer over 2013 and with August upon us there is still time for you take advantage of these bargain excursions to the area’s spectacular oceanfront.
Press Release
August 5, 2014
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Take the LIRR to Forest Hills Stadium Concerts
MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide extra train service to Forest Hills Station in Queens for two upcoming concerts: Indie rock bands Modest Mouse and Brand New on Saturday, August 9 and Grammy Award-winning rappers Drake and Lil Wayne on Tuesday, August 19.
The LIRR’s Forest Hills Station is located just a short distance from Forest Hills Stadium, once among the city’s most popular concert venues. Recently refurbished, it is once featuring top acts. 
Extra Service to Forest Hills Station

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