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Press Release
June 12, 2014
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Rehabilitation Resumes on LIRR’s Westbound Platform at Great Neck
The Long Island Rail Road today announced that work to rehabilitate the westbound platform at the LIRR’s Great Neck Station will resume on Monday, June 30. To accommodate the work, the main staircase, leading from Barstow Road, and the platform’s elevator, will be closed through early October.
Work is scheduled to take place during daytime hours without any planned outages to train service.
Press Release
June 5, 2014
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Take the LIRR to Belmont Stakes to Watch California Chrome Rain or Shine
With a fleet-footed fury named California Chrome the odds-on favorite to win the Belmont Stakes and thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, MTA Long Island Rail Road is ready to go with the fastest and most convenient service to the big event this Saturday, June 7.
Press Release
May 23, 2014
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LIRR Offering a Dozen Beach Getaway Packages
As the beach season is about to begin with summer unofficially kicking off this Memorial Day weekend, the Long Island Rail Road is offering special fare packages to get you to 12 of Long Island’s sandy destinations. These special beach package tickets are available throughout the summer. 
Press Release
May 22, 2014
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LIRR ‘Cannonball’ Express to Hamptons-Montauk Debuts Friday, May 23
MTA Long Island Rail Road’s popular Cannonball (East) express train - offering the fastest ride from Manhattan to Montauk - begins its Spring/Summer season service tomorrow Friday, May 23, departing Penn Station at 4:06 p.m. with its two-car Hamptons Reserve Service already sold out. 
Press Release
May 21, 2014
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LIRR Resumes Service to Montauk After Repairing East Hampton Bridge

MTA Long Island Rail Road resumed train service on the Montauk Branch east of Bridgehampton out to Montauk after repairing the North Main Street Bridge in East Hampton which was badly damaged Tuesday morning when it was struck by a private sanitation truck whose driver had disobeyed posted clearance limits.

LIRR crews worked for more than 24 hours straight to repair the damage and the 4:30 p.m. train from Hunterspoint Ave., due in Montauk at 7:34 p.m., was the first eastbound train to operate over the structure.

Press Release
May 20, 2014
IMMEDIATE
Long Island Rail Road Adding Extra Trains for Memorial Day Weekend
MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide eight additional early-afternoon train service from Penn Station on Friday, May 23 for customers planning an early start to the Memorial Day Weekend. 
Babylon Branch 
  • 2:32 PM express to Lynbrook, and then all stops to Babylon
  • 3:00 PM stopping at Jamaica, Rockville Centre, and then all stops to Babylon.
  • 3:31 PM express to Rockville Centre, and then all stops to Babylon

Port Jefferson Branch 

Press Release
May 20, 2014
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LIRR Train Service to East Hampton, Amagansett and Montauk to Remain Suspended Tomorrow

The Long Island Rail Road today announced that it expects that buses will continue to replace trains at East Hampton, Amagansett and Montauk for tomorrow, Wednesday, May 21. The substitute bus service is necessary while LIRR crews work around the clock to repair structural damage to the LIRR bridge over N. Main Street in East Hampton. The bridge was struck by a garbage truck being operated by a private sanitation company at about 9:20 a.m. today, Tuesday, May 20.

Press Release
May 16, 2014
IMMEDIATE
New LIRR Train Schedules Start on Monday, May 19
New MTA Long Island Rail Road timetables are going into effect system-wide on Monday, May 19. With Memorial Day weekend approaching, the LIRR has already resumed weekend service to and from Greenport and the North Fork of Suffolk County where the beaches and vineyards are popular tourist destinations for day-trippers and vacationers alike. 
Press Release
May 14, 2014
IMMEDIATE
Long Island Rail Road Eastbound Service Is Currently Operating On or Close to Schedule
Long Island Rail Road eastbound service is currently operating on or close to schedule. The partial derailment this afternoon of a New York & Atlantic Railway freight train just east of Jamaica Station had little impact on PM peak service.
No injuries were reported and the cause of the derailment is under investigation.
Press Release
May 1, 2014
IMMEDIATE
Buses Replace Trains on Oyster Bay Branch for Track Work This Weekend in First of 4 Weekend Outages
Buses will replace trains on the entire Oyster Bay Branch this coming weekend beginning early Saturday morning and ending early Monday morning as the Long Island Rail Road undertakes a major infrastructure improvement project – the installation of new concrete railroad ties between Locust Valley and Oyster Bay Stations over four weekends in May and June.

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