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Press Release
November 1, 2016
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Track Work This Weekend Means Revised Train Schedules & Longer Travel Times for Babylon & Montauk Branches

Scheduled track work on the Babylon and Montauk Branches this coming weekend Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6 will mean significant service changes on those branches and at several other locations as the LIRR undertakes a switch replacement project in Freeport and concrete tie installation between Babylon and Speonk.

Press Release
October 28, 2016
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Buses Will Replace Off-Peak Trains on Sections of the Montauk Branch Next Week for Sperry Rail Testing

Buses will replace trains over four consecutive days along separate sections of the Montauk Branch beginning Monday, October 31 and ending on Thursday, November 3 as MTA Long Island Rail Road conducts its regular fall diagnostic testing of track conditions using the specialized Sperry Rail Car.

Press Release
October 24, 2016
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Scheduled Track Work Means Service Delays on the Montauk, Babylon, Hempstead and Port Wash Branches This Weekend

Track work on the Long Island Rail Road’s Montauk, Babylon, Hempstead and Port Washington branches scheduled for this coming weekend, Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30 will mean extensive delays unless travelers plan ahead.

The LIRR urges customers to consider using Main Line (Port Jefferson/Huntington, Ronkonkoma and Oyster Bay) branches of the Railroad if possible. If not, they should consult revised weekend train schedules and allow plenty of extra travel time.

Press Release
October 21, 2016
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Enjoy Port Jefferson’s Fall Fests with a Long Island Rail Road Getaway Package

MTA Long Island Rail Road is a great way to get to two upcoming Port Jefferson events that celebrate the essence of the fall season. Avoid traffic and parking congestion by taking the LIRR discount package to Port Jefferson Station and save. And while it seems too early to be thinking about winter, keep in mind that the Charles Dickens Festival is coming to the Village on the weekend of December 3-4.

The Taste at Port Jefferson – Saturday, October 22

1 – 4 p.m. (noon for VIP ticket holders)

Press Release
October 21, 2016
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Weekend Subway Service Advisory

Customers may visit our website at www.mta.info and check out “The Weekender,” accessible by clicking “The Weekender” tab located within the Service Status Menu. The Weekender makes it easy for subway riders to visualize exactly how weekend work will affect subway service.

Press Release
October 20, 2016
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LIRR Plans Major Service Changes This Weekend – Including Trains to Sunday's Islanders Game – For Scheduled Track Work

Scheduled track work on the Long Island Rail Road’s Babylon and Montauk Branches this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, October 22-23, will mean significant service changes on those branches – including service to Sunday's Islanders game at Barclays Center – as the LIRR replaces switches in Freeport and installs new concrete ties and makes grade crossing improvements east of Babylon.

Press Release
October 11, 2016
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Scheduled Track Work Means Revised LIRR Timetables for Babylon and Montauk Branches Over the Weekends of Oct 15-16 & Oct. 22-23

Scheduled track work on the Babylon and Montauk Branches over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, October 15-16 and again over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, October 22-23 will mean significant service changes on those branches as the LIRR undertakes a switch replacement project in Freeport, and grade crossing improvements and concrete tie installation east of Babylon. The track outages are expected to affect approximately 25,000 customers each weekend.

Press Release
October 11, 2016
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LIRR Operating Extra Afternoon Eastbound Service Today for Customers Observing Yom Kippur

The Long Island Rail Road will provide ten extra afternoon eastbound trains from Penn Station for customers heading home from work to the observe Yom Kippur. There will be three additional trains on the Babylon Branch, three on the Port Jefferson Branch, one on the Port Washington Branch and one on the Far Rockaway Branch.

The extra Yom Kippur trains departing Penn Station on Tuesday afternoon are:

Ronkonkoma Branch

The 1:49 p.m. train from Penn Station stopping at Woodside, Jamaica, Mineola, Hicksville, then making all stops to Ronkonkoma.

Press Release
October 10, 2016
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Governor Cuomo Announces LIRR to Restore Full Service in Time for Monday Afternoon Rush Hour

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the Long Island Rail Road will resume full rush hour service this afternoon on the Ronkonkoma, Port Jefferson and Oyster Bay Branches. Service on those branches was disrupted in the wake of a derailment east of New Hyde Park on Saturday night.

Press Release
October 10, 2016
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Governor Cuomo Announces Service Restorations on Main Line Track Following LIRR Derailment

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that MTA Long Island Rail Road crews have restored train service to one of the two Main Line tracks east of New Hyde Park where a train derailed on Saturday night. The restoration allows limited train service to resume in time for Monday morning’s rush hour on the LIRR’s Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma and Oyster Bay Branches.

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