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Press Release
November 25, 2015
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Long Island Rail Road Offering Extra Weekend Train Service during Holiday Season for Your Shopping, Dining, Sightseeing and Entertainment Pleasure

If your plans for the holiday season includes a trip to New York City for shopping, dining, sightseeing or the theater, then MTA Long Island Rail Road has just made the trip a little easier. Beginning this Saturday and Sunday, November 28-20 and continuing through the first weekend of the New Year, the LIRR is adding four extra westbound trains and six extra eastbound trains to its regular weekend service. The trains are being added on the Long Beach, Babylon and Huntington/Port Jefferson branches.

Weekends November 28-29 through January 2-3

Press Release
November 20, 2015
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MTA Long Island Rail Road Offering Extra Train Service Beginning Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve and Continuing Through the Extended Holiday Weekend

Beginning Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 25 and continuing through the extended holiday weekend, MTA Long Island Rail Road will be providing extra train service and reduced fare programs that will making travel a snap for shopping, dining and entertainment.

Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 25 – Early Eastbound Getaway

To accommodate the rush of customers getting a head start on the holiday weekend, the LIRR has added the following 11 eastbound trains from Penn Station to its regular schedule:

Ronkonkoma Branch

Press Release
November 19, 2015
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Take the LIRR Package Deal to Holiday Festival at Tanger Outlets – The Arches in Deer Park, L.I. this Saturday, November 21; Save Big on Your Holiday Shopping

Take MTA Long Island Rail Road to Tanger Outlets – The Arches in Deer Park, L.I. for a fun-filled holiday festival this Saturday, November 21 featuring music, entertainment and special guests including Santa Claus, the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes and a free concert by singer songwriter Jacob Whitesides to help you kick off your gift buying season.

Press Release
November 10, 2015
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Buses Replace Trains Between Valley Stream & Long Beach Again on Saturday, November 14 & Sunday, November 15

For the second consecutive weekend, buses will replace train service between Valley Stream Station and Long Beach Station so that the Long Island Rail Road can carry out switch replacement work along the Long Beach Branch. Bus service will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, November 14 and continue until 12:28 a.m. on Monday, November 16.

Lynbrook customers will have the option of using regularly scheduled Babylon Branch trains for travel to/from Jamaica and Penn Station.

Eastbound

Press Release
November 10, 2015
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New LIRR Train Schedules Go Into Effect Monday, November 16 Highlighted by Extra Service for the Upcoming Holiday Season

New Long Island Rail Road timetables will go into effect on Monday, November 16 with the promise of extra service to meet greater travel demands during the Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year celebrations.

The new schedule also includes an additional eastbound "Sundown" train on Friday afternoons on the Far Rockaway branch for those who must be home before sundown for religious purposes.

Press Release
November 10, 2015
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Buses Will Replace Trains on the Port Washington Branch for 12 Hours on Sunday, November 15

Buses will replace trains on the Port Washington Branch for a 12-hours on Sunday, November 15 from 12:48 a.m. to 12:55 p.m. to allow the Long Island Rail Road to carry out scheduled track welding work in Manhasset. During that period, Port Washington trains will run every hour instead of the usual 30 minute intervals.

Westbound

Press Release
November 10, 2015
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Allow Extra Travel Time During Installation of New Signal System for East Side Access Project

MTA Long Island Rail Road customers traveling to and from New York City over the weekend of November 14-15 should build in extra travel time to the event of train delays as the LIRR completes another phase of the East Side Access project. The installation of a computerized signal system at Harold Interlocking will require closing of a portion of the Interlocking and one of the four East River Tunnels connecting Queens to Penn Station.

Press Release
November 6, 2015
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Buses Replace Trains between Ronkonkoma & Central Islip for 24 Hours beginning at 12:37 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, November 7

Buses will replace train service on the Ronkonkoma Branch between Ronkonkoma and Central Islip for 24 hours beginning at 12:37 a.m., tomorrow, Saturday, November 7 until 12:32 a.m. Sunday, November 8 to allow the Long Island Rail Road to carry out important track work. Pick up a copy of Special Timetable – Ronkonkoma Branch Saturday Track Work Schedules for revised arrival and departures times or view it online at www.mta.info/lirr/timetables. Here are some of the highlights:

Westbound

Press Release
November 2, 2015
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Long Beach Weekend Advisory

Buses will replace train service between Valley Stream Station and Long Beach Station over two consecutive weekends in November so that the Long Island Rail Road can carry out switch replacement work along the Long Beach Branch.

Press Release
October 30, 2015
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Buses Replace Trains between Ronkonkoma & Hicksville for 48 Hours Beginning Saturday, October 31 at 12:45 a.m.

Buses will replace train service on the Long Island Rail Road’s Ronkonkoma Branch between Ronkonkoma and Hicksville from 12:45 a.m. Saturday, October 31 until 12:45 a.m. Monday, November 2 for scheduled track maintenance. To avoid busing and delays, customers are encouraged to use other branches of the Railroad if possible.

If traveling on Saturday, October 31 or Sunday, November 1, consider taking the Babylon, Far Rockaway, Hempstead, Long Beach, Montauk, Oyster Bay, Port Jefferson, Port Washington or West Hempstead Branches – which will have normal weekend schedules.

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