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Press Release
March 19, 2007
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MTA LIRR Is The Easy Road to The 2007 New York International Auto Show

Why hassle with highway traffic and finding a parking spot in Manhattan when you go to the latest edition of the New York International Auto Show. The MTA Long Island Rail Road Auto Show package gets you there the easy way with up to 30% savings on show admission. The package includes an off-peak round-trip LIRR ticket.

The Auto Show package prices are as follows:

Press Release
March 12, 2007
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MTA LIRR Provides Extra Service for St. Patrick's Day Parade, Saturday, March 17; Alcoholic Beverages Will be Prohibited on March 17 At Stations, on Platforms and Trains

The MTA Long Island Rail Road will operate extra service to and from Penn Station for those traveling to the St. Patrick's Day Parade by train on Saturday, March 17. Thirteen extra trains, six westbound in the morning and seven eastbound in the afternoon, will be operated to supplement the regular weekend schedule. In an effort to maintain orderly travel for our customers attending the St. Patrick's Day Parade, alcoholic beverages will not be permitted on LIRR trains, platforms and stations on Saturday, March 17 and continuing through 4 AM, March 18.

Press Release
March 8, 2007
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MTA LIRR Long Beach Branch Weekend Service Affected by Track Work, March 10

MTA Long Island Rail Road train service between Long Beach and Island Park on the Long Beach Branch will be replaced with bus service as a rail replacement project is completed on Saturday, March 10.

Saturday, March 10
Between 12:09 AM and 11:53 PM customers traveling between Long Beach and Island Park will take buses to complete their trips.

Eastbound
Customers will transfer to buses at Island Park to complete their trips to Long Beach.

Press Release
March 8, 2007
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MTA LIRR Weekend Concrete Tie Replacement Program Affects Forest Hills Service This Weekend

The MTA Long Island Rail Road continues its concrete tie replacement program in the area between Jamaica and the East River Tunnels (Long Island City) this weekend (March 9-March 12). This weekend, service at the Forest Hills Station will be affected. During the program the concrete ties on one of the four main tracks in this six-mile stretch will be removed and replaced with newly manufactured ones. Concrete tie replacement on two of the four tracks has already been completed.

Work is scheduled to continue on weekends through May 21.

Press Release
March 1, 2007
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MTA LIRR Weekend Concrete Tie Replacement Program Resumes Weekend of March 2-March 5; to Continue Weekends Through May

The MTA Long Island Rail Road will resume its concrete tie replacement program in the area between Jamaica and the East River Tunnels (Long Island City) on weekends starting March 2 through March 5 and continuing through select weekends in March, April and May. During that time, the concrete ties on one of the four main tracks in this six-mile stretch will be removed and replaced with newly manufactured ones. Concrete tie replacement on two of the four tracks has already been completed.

Press Release
February 26, 2007
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MTA LIRR Long Beach Branch Weekend Service Affected by Track Work, March 3 & March 10

MTA Long Island Rail Road train service between Long Beach and Island Park on the Long Beach Branch will be replaced with bus service as a rail replacement project is completed on Saturdays, March 3 and March 10.

Saturdays, March 3 & March 10
Between 12:09 AM and 11:53 PM customers traveling between Long Beach and Island Park will take buses to complete their trips.

Eastbound
Customers will transfer to buses at Island Park to complete their trips to Long Beach.

Press Release
February 26, 2007
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MTA LIRR Kicks Off "Winter Fun in the City" Sweepstakes with MasterCard

The MTA Long Island Rail Road will kick off its "Winter Fun in the City" Sweepstakes with a special event on February 28. The event takes place between 10 AM and 1 PM at the 34th Street Entranceway in Penn Station. Raffle prizes and giveaways will be given away, while supplies last, during the event. The Sweepstakes continues through March 15.

Press Release
February 26, 2007
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New MTA LIRR Timetables in Effect February 26; Include Construction and Track Work Programs Affecting Off-Peak and Weekend Train Service

New MTA Long Island Rail Road timetables will go into effect Monday, February 26. The new schedules will include service revisions necessary because of various track work and construction programs. The work will affect off-peak and weekend train service.

Press Release
February 23, 2007
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MTA LIRR Offers Six New Manhattan Getaways for The New Year; Seventeen Excursions for Big Apple Lovers

The MTA Long Island Rail Road is offering seventeen Manhattan Getaways, including six brand new ones this year. The Getaways include round-trip LIRR fares and attraction admissions for one low price, with up to 54% savings. Following are this year's Getaways:

Press Release
February 21, 2007
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MTA LIRR 2006 Year-End Ridership Up, Highest Since 2002; on Time Performance Best in Four Years

In 2006, the MTA Long Island Railroad achieved its highest ridership since 2002, with 82.1 million customers riding LIRR trains. The figure represents a 2.4 percent increase over 2005, when 80.1 million riders were carried.

The ridership gains round out a year of improved performance, with 2006 bringing the Railroad its best year-end on-time performance figures since 2002. On-time performance for calendar year 2006 was 93.3 percent - a significant increase over 2005's 92.2 percent ranking.

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