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Press Release
June 9, 2016
IMMEDIATE
LIRR Service on Hempstead Branch Reduced from Hourly to Every 2 Hours on Saturday, June 11 from 3 p.m. Until 10 p.m.

Service on the Hempstead Branch will be reduced from one train every hour to one train every two hours this coming Saturday, June 11 between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. when one of two tracks is taken out of regular service and repurposed to help the Long Island Rail Road meet the extra service demand to and from Belmont Park for the Belmont Stakes. The service change affects all service between Hempstead and Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn, as well as Penn Station via connections at Jamaica.

Westbound

Press Release
June 7, 2016
IMMEDIATE
Take MTA LIRR to Forest Hills Stadium 2016 Summer Concerts

Historic Forest Hills Stadium in Queens is once again a major entertainment venue this summer and the best way to get there is to hop aboard the Long Island Rail Road. Forest Hills Stadium’s 2016 summer concert series boasts an impressive lineup of stars – old and new.

Press Release
June 3, 2016
IMMEDIATE
Far Rockaway & West Hempstead Branch Weekend Schedules Adjusted Next 3 Weekends for Bridge Work East of Jamaica

On Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5 and again on the weekends of June 18-19 and June 25-26, ongoing rehabilitation of the 150th Street Bridge located east of Jamaica Station, will result in schedule changes for weekend Far Rockaway and West Hempstead Branch customers.

The following service will be affected:

Press Release
June 3, 2016
IMMEDIATE
Best Way to Beyonce’s Concerts at Citi Field is LIRR’s Port Washington Branch to Mets-Willets Point Station

If you’re heading to Citi Field next week to see Beyonce in concert, MTA Long Island Rail Road is offering plenty of train service to the big show from Penn Station and points east. The concert starts each night at 7:30 p.m. – the lone New York City stop on “The Formation World Tour.”

Press Release
May 26, 2016
IMMEDIATE
LIRR Beach Getaways - Your Ticket to Long Beach, Jones Beach, Robert Moses, Fire Island and Captree Fishing

MTA Long Island Rail Road is the ticket to the world-class beaches of Long Island’s South Shore. As you plan your day in the sun, make your first stop the 2016 Long Island Rail Road Beach Getaways guide.

Press Release
May 26, 2016
IMMEDIATE
MTA LIRR Adding 10 Extra Eastbound Trains Friday Afternoon to Serve Customers Leaving Work Early for Holiday Weekend

MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide 10 additional early-afternoon trains from Penn Station on Friday, May 27, for customers planning an early start to the Memorial Day Weekend. The LIRR will operate on a regular weekend schedule on Saturday and Sunday and on a holiday schedule on Memorial Day.

The following trains have been added to the regular Friday afternoon schedule:

Ronkonkoma Branch

  • 1:49 p.m. stopping at Woodside, Jamaica, Mineola, then all stops to Ronkonkoma

Port Jefferson Branch

Press Release
May 25, 2016
IMMEDIATE
Governor Cuomo’s $121 Million Modernization of Hicksville Station Now on Fast Track for Completion in Less Than 2 Years

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has put the planned $121 million modernization of the Long Island Rail Road’s aging Hicksville station on the fast track, announcing the LIRR and the prime contractor have agreed to complete the job in 22 months, 13 months sooner than planned.

Press Release
May 25, 2016
IMMEDIATE
Service on the Port Washington Branch Reduced from Half-Hourly to Hourly on Saturday, June 4 from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m.

With the newly constructed Colonial Road Bridge now open to vehicular traffic, MTA Long Island Rail Road is preparing for the next phase of the Colonial Road Improvement Project: the installation of a new drainage system at track level that will eliminate a flooding problem that often hampers train service.

Press Release
May 23, 2016
IMMEDIATE
MTA LIRR’s Cannonball - Express to Hamptons & Montauk - Debuts Friday, May 27, Departing Penn Station at 4:06 p.m.

The Long Island Rail Road’s popular Cannonball express, offering premium Hamptons Reserve service and the fastest ride from Manhattan to Montauk, debuts Memorial Day Weekend with the Cannonball East departing Penn Station on Friday, May 27 at 4:06 p.m.

Press Release
May 23, 2016
IMMEDIATE
LIRR to Hold First Round of Public Meetings for Expansion Project

The MTA Long Island Rail Road is holding its first round of public meetings this week on the LIRR Expansion Project, which will improve efficiency and safety for commuters and residents on Long Island.

LIRR President Patrick Nowakowski will be available to speak to media at 9:45 a.m. in the Mack Student Center of Hofstra University on Tuesday, May 24, before the beginning of the first meeting there.

Five other meetings are also being held during the day and evening on May 24 and 25, in New Hyde Park, Westbury, Hicksville and at Hofstra. The full schedule is below.

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