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Press Release
March 22, 2017
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OFFICIALS: Proposed 3rd Track Project Would Reduce Delays for Commuters Throughout Long Island

The proposed Long Island Rail Road Expansion Project, which adds a third track to the congested two-track Main Line in Nassau County and eliminates seven street-level train crossings in the project area, would reduce delays and improve reliability for hundreds of thousands of commuters due to the interconnected nature of the LIRR’s 10 branches, officials said. The project would also add peak-hour passenger service.

Press Release
March 21, 2017
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Buses to Replace Two Mid-Day Trains Between Riverhead and Greenport

MTA Long Island Rail Road today announced that buses will substitute for midday trains at Mattituck, Southold and Greenport on Wednesday, March 22, and Wednesday, March 29, as LIRR maintenance crews replace switches in Mattituck and Southold. Service details are below.

Eastbound
The 10:44 a.m. departure from Ronkonkoma, will terminate at Riverhead where customers can board buses for Mattituck, Southold and Greenport. Customers should add up to an additional 10 minutes of travel time.

Press Release
March 3, 2017
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Railroad Crossing Renewal at William Floyd Parkway Postponed

The Long Island Rail Road today announced that railroad crossing renewal work scheduled for this weekend at William Floyd Parkway (Suffolk County Route 46) in Shirley, and a related one-block closure of that roadway, has been postponed.

Elsewhere on the LIRR’s Montauk Branch, workers will perform track and infrastructure construction, including replacement of sections of rails and ties, switch components, and joints between rails, as well as general resurfacing work, resurfacing of switches, construction of drainage ditches, and cleanup of scrap rail.

Press Release
March 2, 2017
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LIRR Timetables Change March 6

Long Island Rail Road timetables are changing on Monday, March 6, to accommodate springtime track and infrastructure work. Details of the timetable changes and the nature of the related construction projects are listed below. The timetables will be in effect through May 21.

Press Release
February 24, 2017
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Buses to Replace LIRR Trains Between Patchogue and Montauk on Saturday, March 4, for Railroad Crossing Renewal

To ensure continued safety, Long Island Rail Road workers will renew the railroad crossing at William Floyd Parkway (Suffolk County Route 46), between 10 p.m. Friday, March 3, and 5 a.m. Sunday, March 5. The work will include a rehabilitation of the concrete railroad crossing surface, as well as the tracks, including the steel rails and adjacent concrete ties, and the compacted stone bedding the ties rest in, which is known as ballast.

Press Release
February 9, 2017
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LIRR Announces Service Plan for Morning Rush Hour of Friday, February 10

MTA Long Island Rail Road will continue to operate reduced service for the AM peak rush-hour on Friday, running 135 morning rush hour trains - nine less than normal - as it continues to recover from the storm and so inspections, delayed by snowfall, can continue following Wednesday's non-passenger train derailment of one train car.

Departing trains will leave generally within 10 minutes of the canceled trains and will be making additional stops.

Press Release
February 9, 2017
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LIRR Provides Weather-Related Service Update

The Long Island Rail Road today announced that because of the ongoing winter storm, the railroad is adding four additional trains departing Penn Station between 1:49 p.m. and 3:40 p.m., and will run 111 trains out of New York City between 3:27 p.m. and 6:33 p.m.

Overall, ridership on Thursday was light. The LIRR’s morning ridership was approximately 40% below a normal weekday.

Customers are advised to monitor MTA.info Service Status box and the digital information streams listed below.

Press Release
February 8, 2017
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LIRR Announces Service Plan for AM Rush Hour of Thursday, February 9

MTA Long Island Rail Road tonight announced that crews continuing to work around-the-clock at Jamaica Station following a derailment of one train car at 4 a.m. on Wednesday, February 8, have cleared the disabled 10-car train from the station. However, two tracks will remain out of service as inspections continue and a major storm approaches.

As a result, the LIRR will cancel nine of the total 144 morning rush hour trains on Thursday, February 9.

Site Restoration Progress

Press Release
February 8, 2017
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LIRR to Cancel Eight PM Rush Hour Trains

Long Island Rail Road employees are working throughout the day to re-rail a train car that derailed this morning at Jamaica Station. As a result of reduced track capacity at Jamaica, 8 of the 131 PM peak-hour LIRR trains are being canceled. Trains that depart within 10 minutes of the canceled trains will have added stops to help accommodate affected customers.

Customers who normally change trains at Jamaica are advised to listen for announcements and expect that transfers could take place on tracks that are different from normal.

Babylon Branch

Press Release
January 27, 2017
IMMEDIATE
Buses Will Replace Eight Overnight LIRR Trains Between Great Neck & Port Washington on Saturday, January 28, to Allow PSE&G to Finish Repairs to Damaged Utility Pole

Buses will replace trains on the Port Washington Branch between Great Neck and Port Washington Station tomorrow, Saturday, January 28 from 12:54 a.m. until 6:45 a.m. to allow PSE&G to complete repairs on a utility pole near Plandome Station that was damaged by high winds earlier this week.

Four westbound trains and four eastbound trains will be affected as follows:

Westbound

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