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Press Release
February 9, 2017
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LIRR Provides Weather-Related Service Update

The Long Island Rail Road today announced that because of the ongoing winter storm, the railroad is adding four additional trains departing Penn Station between 1:49 p.m. and 3:40 p.m., and will run 111 trains out of New York City between 3:27 p.m. and 6:33 p.m.

Overall, ridership on Thursday was light. The LIRR’s morning ridership was approximately 40% below a normal weekday.

Customers are advised to monitor MTA.info Service Status box and the digital information streams listed below.

Press Release
February 8, 2017
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LIRR Announces Service Plan for AM Rush Hour of Thursday, February 9

MTA Long Island Rail Road tonight announced that crews continuing to work around-the-clock at Jamaica Station following a derailment of one train car at 4 a.m. on Wednesday, February 8, have cleared the disabled 10-car train from the station. However, two tracks will remain out of service as inspections continue and a major storm approaches.

As a result, the LIRR will cancel nine of the total 144 morning rush hour trains on Thursday, February 9.

Site Restoration Progress

Press Release
February 8, 2017
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LIRR to Cancel Eight PM Rush Hour Trains

Long Island Rail Road employees are working throughout the day to re-rail a train car that derailed this morning at Jamaica Station. As a result of reduced track capacity at Jamaica, 8 of the 131 PM peak-hour LIRR trains are being canceled. Trains that depart within 10 minutes of the canceled trains will have added stops to help accommodate affected customers.

Customers who normally change trains at Jamaica are advised to listen for announcements and expect that transfers could take place on tracks that are different from normal.

Babylon Branch

Press Release
January 27, 2017
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Buses Will Replace Eight Overnight LIRR Trains Between Great Neck & Port Washington on Saturday, January 28, to Allow PSE&G to Finish Repairs to Damaged Utility Pole

Buses will replace trains on the Port Washington Branch between Great Neck and Port Washington Station tomorrow, Saturday, January 28 from 12:54 a.m. until 6:45 a.m. to allow PSE&G to complete repairs on a utility pole near Plandome Station that was damaged by high winds earlier this week.

Four westbound trains and four eastbound trains will be affected as follows:

Westbound

Press Release
January 23, 2017
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Take the Long Island Rail Road to the 2017 New York Boat Show at Javits Center

The Long Island Rail Road is your best land-based way to visit the 2017 Progressive Insurance® New York Boat Show®, opening at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan on Wednesday, January 25, for a four day run.

Press Release
January 16, 2017
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Six Public Hearings This Week for Third Track Expansion Project
Press Release
January 11, 2017
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LIRR Service Advisory for PM Rush Hour of Wednesday, January 11, 2017

MTA Long Island Rail Road is advising customers to expect train cancelations and delays during today’s afternoon rush hour while Amtrak crews work to repair a broken rail found outside one of Amtrak’s East River Tunnels. Personnel are on the site of the broken rail but do not expect to have repairs completed by the start of the afternoon rush hour.

Press Release
January 4, 2017
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LIRR Incident and Service Status Update

Earlier today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and MTA Chairman Thomas F. Prendergast provided media with an update on this morning’s LIRR derailment at Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn.

Press Release
December 30, 2016
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LIRR Scheduling More Trains for New Year’s Weekend Starting With 13 Extra Eastbound Afternoon Departures for Early Friday Getaway

MTA Long Island Rail Road is ready to usher in the New Year with extra train service for the extended holiday weekend, beginning with additional eastbound trains to accommodate customers leaving work early on Friday, December 30. Then the railroad will run additional westbound trains on Saturday, New Year’s Eve, for revelers heading to the city to celebrate, and extra service early New Year’s Day to get the party goers safely back home Sunday morning.

Press Release
December 21, 2016
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LIRR Adding 13 Extra Afternoon Eastbound Trains from Penn Station On Friday, December 23, for Holiday Weekend Getaway
MTA Long Island Rail Road is adding 13 trains to its regular eastbound afternoon schedule from Penn Station on Friday, December 23, to accommodate the large number of customers leaving work early to get a head start on their holiday weekend. The additional service from Penn Station will be provided between 12:43 p.m. and 3:41 p.m. on the Ronkonkoma, Babylon, Port Jefferson, Port Washington and Far Rockaway branches. The added trains are as follow: 
 
Ronkonkoma Branch (2 Extra Trains)

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