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Press Release
May 26, 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Press Release
May 12, 2016
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LIRR Breaks Ground for $23.9M Modernization of Wantagh Station

MTA Long Island Rail Road President Patrick A. Nowakowski today marked the official start of construction for the $23.9 million modernization of the Long Island Rail Road’s Wantagh Station, a project made possible by the State of New York’s support for the MTA Capital Program as well as a $4 million contribution from Nassau County.

Press Release
May 11, 2016
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LIRR Cannonball to Montauk & Other Summer Service Enhancements Highlight New Train Timetables Going into Effect on Monday, May 23

To get you in the summer spirit, MTA Long Island Rail Road is introducing new system-wide train timetables on Monday, May 23 featuring traditional seasonal service enhancements such as the mighty Montauk Cannonball, the fastest way to the East End, as well as a number of new options that should be welcomed by the weekend traveler. The new train schedules will remain in effect through Monday, September 5, 2016.

Cannonball Service Kicks Off on Friday, May 27

Press Release
May 10, 2016
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Take the MTA Long Island Rail Road to the Electric Daisy Carnival at Citi Field on Saturday, May 14 & Sunday, May 15

The 2016 Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) New York is coming to Citi Field on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15 and MTA Long Island Rail Road is all tuned up with frequent Port Washington Branch train service for fans to Mets-Willets Point Station at the doorstep of the stadium.

Press Release
May 5, 2016
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Governor Cuomo Announces Major Steps Forward for LIRR Expansion Project

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced major steps forward for the Long Island Rail Road Expansion Project, including a continued commitment to community outreach by holding four public meetings, expedited modifications to all train crossings along the project route, and increased transparency with the release of a new project scoping report, website and community center.

Press Release
May 2, 2016
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MTA Long Island Rail Road Is the Best Way to Get to Barclays Center to See New York Islanders Play in 2nd Round of Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Long Island Rail Road is providing frequent service to Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn and Barclays Center for fans planning on attending the next two New York Islanders games in the Stanley Cut Eastern Conference Semi-Finals tomorrow, Tuesday May 3 at 7 p.m. and Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m.

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