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Press Release
April 20, 2016
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Buses Will Replace Trains on LIRR's Montauk Branch for Spring Sperry Rail Testing Beginning Monday, April 25 through Thursday, April 28

Buses will replace trains in both directions on the Montauk Branch as sections of track are taken out of service for Sperry Rail Testing during off-peak hours Monday, April 25 through Thursday, April 28. The Sperry Rail Car, a bright yellow vehicle fitted with ultrasonic and induction test equipment, is designed to detect internal rail defects not readily visible to the eye. Defects that are found are corrected immediately by a crew of LIRR track maintenance workers. The Sperry Rail Car is used twice a year to inspect some 500 miles of track.

Press Release
April 15, 2016
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Long Island Rail Road Opens New Ellison Ave. Bridge to the Public

Long Island Rail Road President Patrick A. Nowakowski was joined today by State Senator Jack M. Martins, State Assemblyman Michael Montesano, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, Nassau County Legislator Laura Schaefer and Village of Westbury Mayor Peter I. Cavallaro for the opening of the new Ellison Ave. Bridge in Westbury, a $17.5 million project delivered by the LIRR right on schedule.

Press Release
April 14, 2016
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MTA Long Island Rail Road Providing Extra Service for New York Islanders’ Playoff Games at Barclays Center in Brooklyn

The New York Islanders have made it to the postseason once again, and MTA Long Island Rail Road is providing extra service to Barclays Center in Brooklyn to ensure you don’t miss any of the action. As the Islanders host the Panthers on Sunday, April 17, Wednesday, April 20, and Sunday, April 24 (if necessary) – LIRR will continue to provide extra trains heading to hockey games at Barclays Center.

Press Release
April 6, 2016
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Bus Service Will Replace Early Morning Trains between Great Neck and Port Washington for Sperry Rail Testing on Saturday, April 16

Buses will replace trains between between Great Neck and Port Washington for Sperry Rail Testing on Saturday, April 16 from 1:10 a.m. until 5:35 a.m. The Sperry Rail Car, a bright yellow vehicle fitted with ultrasonic and induction test equipment, is designed to detect internal rail defects not readily visible to the eye. Defects that are found will be corrected immediately by a crew of LIRR track maintenance workers. The Sperry Rail Car is used twice a year to inspect 500 miles of LIRR track.

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Press Release
April 6, 2016
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Revised Schedules for Babylon, Far Rockaway, Hempstead, Montauk, Oyster Bay, Port Jeff & West Hempstead Branches for Track Work

Train schedules on the Babylon, Far Rockaway, Hempstead, Montauk, Oyster Bay, Port Jefferson and West Hempstead branches for the weekend of April 16-17 are being adjusted to allow the Long Island Rail Road to carry out an important infrastructure upgrade – the installation of new concrete railroad ties along a 7-mile stretch between Rockville Centre and Valley Stream.

Press Release
March 31, 2016
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LIRR Announces Start of $23.9 Million Modernization of Wantagh Station

MTA Long Island Rail Road today announced that the planned $23.9 million rehabilitation of the LIRR’s Wantagh Station is getting underway with Long Island-based Fortunato Sons Contracting, Inc., as the primary contractor on a project expected to create 100 construction jobs.

Press Release
March 30, 2016
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The MTA Long Island Rail Road is the Best Way to Catch 2016 Mets Baseball!

Our National League champion New York Mets return to Citi Field on Friday, April 8 to play their 2016 home opener against the Philadelphia Phillies and MTA Long Island Rail Road is once again providing special train service to Mets-Willets Point Station and the ballpark.

Take the LIRR for direct service to Citi Field from Penn Station, Woodside, and all stations on the Port Washington Branch with trains stopping at Mets-Willets Point every 30 minutes before, during and after games.

Press Release
March 29, 2016
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Buses Replace Trains between Ronkonkoma & Hicksville on Saturday, April 9 & Sunday, April 10 for Double Track Project Construction

Ronkonkoma Branch customers planning to ride the Long Island Rail Road over the weekend of Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10, are advised to plan ahead and allow for extra travel time as bus service replaces trains service in both directions between Ronkonkoma and Hicksville.

The busing program will begin at 12:45 a.m. Saturday and continue all day Sunday through 12:45 a.m. on Monday, April 11 as the LIRR carries out Double Track construction work, a crossing renewal project and Sperry Rail testing during a 48-hour track outage.

Press Release
March 29, 2016
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Governor Cuomo Announces Contract Award for Environmental Consultant for LIRR Expansion Project

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the hiring of a consulting firm to assist in the environmental review and formal community engagement process for the LIRR Main Line Expansion Project, which calls for adding a third track along a critical 9.8-mile section of LIRR’s Main Line between Floral Park and Hicksville Stations.

Press Release
March 23, 2016
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Buses Replace Trains between Huntington and Port Jefferson for Sperry Rail Testing on Tuesday, April 5 & Wednesday, April 6 from 10:45 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.

Buses will replace trains between Huntington and Port Jefferson for Sperry Rail Testing on Tuesday, April 5 and Wednesday, April 6 between 10:45 p.m. and 3:30 a.m. The Sperry Rail Car, a bright yellow vehicle fitted with ultrasonic and induction test equipment, is designed to detect internal rail defects not readily visible to the eye. Defects that are found will be corrected immediately by a crew of LIRR track maintenance workers. The Sperry Rail Car is used twice a year to inspect approximately 500 miles of LIRR track.

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