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Press Release
March 8, 2020
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New LIRR Positive Train Control Installations Nearly Double Safety System’s Coverage Across Railroad

MTA Long Island Rail Road President Phil Eng today announced that the LIRR has activated Positive Train Control (PTC) on the eastern 108 miles of the railroad, from Patchogue to Montauk and from Ronkonkoma to Greenport.

The addition of these 108 miles nearly doubles the route miles of the LIRR that are operating in PTC, to 220. The activation puts 72.5% of the LIRR’s 305 total route miles now operating in PTC.

Press Release
February 25, 2020
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LIRR Crews to Perform Critical Work on New Massapequa Pocket Track and Substation in Freeport

On the weekend of Saturday, Feb. 29, and Sunday, March 1, MTA Long Island Rail Road forces will perform critical work on the replacement of the Meadowbrook Substation, in Freeport, an integral component of the rail infrastructure system that provide power to the trains and will ultimately support future growth of the LIRR.

Press Release
February 20, 2020
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MTA Police Seeking Public’s Help Identifying Man Fatally Struck by LIRR Train Last July 7 in Baldwin

The MTA Police Department is seeking the public’s help identifying a man struck by a train at the Baldwin Long Island Rail Road station in the early morning of July 7, 2019. Police are distributing an image of the man linked below showing him entering Baldwin station as well as two artist sketches of him also linked below.

Press Release
January 31, 2020
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LIRR Completes Nostrand Avenue Station Modernization

MTA Long Island Rail Road President Phillip Eng today joined Brooklyn elected officials, advocates and community members to open the newly rebuilt Nostrand Avenue station. The two-track elevated station features two new ADA-accessible elevators, platform canopies, new tactile warning strips on both platforms, and a new art glass installation created by a local artist. Construction on the project began in 2017 and cost $28.1 million. 

Press Release
January 29, 2020
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MTA to Begin Major Construction in New Hyde Park to Eliminate Street-Level Railroad Crossing and Rebuild LIRR Station
New Roadway Underpass for Motor Vehicles Will Improve Safety and Railroad Reliability
Project Will Alleviate Train Congestion and Improve Vehicular Traffic
Press Release
January 23, 2020
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LIRR Crews to Install New Switches and Perform Modernization Work Jan. 25-26

The Long Island Rail Road will continue work this weekend to upgrade switches at Jamaica as well as perform work related to Positive Train Control testing. PTC is a system designed to enhance railroad safety by preventing train-to-train collisions, over speed derailments, incursions into established work zones and the movement of a train through a switch left in the wrong position. As a result, there will be no train service between Jamaica and Atlantic Terminal, Saturday, Jan. 25, to Sunday, Jan. 26.

Press Release
January 20, 2020
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LIRR On-Time Performance Rises to Three Year High in 2019; Cancellations, Major Delays, Short Trains Improve by Double Digits

MTA Long Island Rail Road President Phil Eng today announced that the LIRR’s on-time performance increased 2 percentage points in 2019, rising to 92.4%, the best performance in three years. The LIRR recorded 44% fewer train cancellations and terminations, 29% fewer trains delayed more than 15 minutes, and 25% fewer trains operating short. Trains traveled 4.3% more miles before experiencing any type of mechanical malfunction.

Press Release
January 16, 2020
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Long Island Rail Road Introduces Discount Ticket Pilot Program for Molloy College Students

Molloy College Funding Students with Savings on Monthly or Ten-Trip Tickets

Program Provides an Efficient, Safe, Environmentally Friendly Transportation Alternative

MTA Long Island Rail Road and Molloy College have partnered to provide the first-ever discounted college ticket initiative for full-time students traveling to and from campus on the Long Island Rail Road. 

Press Release
January 13, 2020
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MTA Long Island Rail Road Unveils Customer Lactation Pod to Accommodate On-the-Go Moms at Atlantic Terminal

Nursing on-the-go moms at LIRR's Atlantic Terminal have another option for breastfeeding as LIRR has unveiled a lactation suite. The pod, manufactured by Mamava, is the second for the Long Island Rail Road. 

Press Release
December 27, 2019
IMMEDIATE
MTA Rounds Out a Successful Year of LIRR Construction Projects and Expansion Milestones

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) ended 2019 having completed almost two dozen Long Island Rail Road construction projects – a massive increase in the pace of work to transform and modernize the railroad. The LIRR Modernization Program, a comprehensive program of 100 projects to rebuild the LIRR and foster economic growth, made great strides this past year with 14 station enhancements, five major bridge replacements and two grade crossing eliminations.

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