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Press Release
February 5, 2015
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MTA Awards Contract to Build Long Island Rail Road’s Future Terminal Under Grand Central Terminal Contract for Finishing Work to Commence

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that it has awarded a contract to GCT Constructors, JV, a joint venture consisting of Schiavone Construction Co. and John P. Picone Inc., to build the future Long Island Rail Road concourse at Grand Central Terminal. The $404.8 million dollar contract, which with options could increase to a total of $428.9 million, was awarded after a competitive request for proposal process that drew nine other firms.

Press Release
January 29, 2015
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Mid-Suffolk Train Yard Information Center Opens Today at Ronkonkoma Station as Part of LIRR Public Outreach

MTA Long Island Rail Road today opened the Mid-Suffolk Train Yard Information Center at Ronkonkoma Station so customers and community residents can learn about the LIRR’s proposal for enlarging its train yard in Ronkonkoma.

Press Release
January 27, 2015
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Service Advisory: LIRR Expects Normal Service Wednesday on Most Branches

On Wednesday, January 28, the Long Island Rail Road expects to run normal weekday service on the Babylon, Far Rockaway, Hempstead, Long Beach, Oyster Bay, Port Washington, Huntington/Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma and West Hempstead Branches. In addition, normal weekday service will be provided between Speonk and Babylon. There will be no morning rush hour service between Montauk and Speonk, or between Greenport and Ronkonkoma, where the snowdrifts are highest. LIRR personnel will continue their snow fighting efforts through the night.

Press Release
January 27, 2015
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LIRR Post-Storm Service Update

Following a systemwide shutdown after Storm Juno, the Long Island Rail Road has restored service on the Babylon, Far Rockaway, Hempstead, Long Beach, Oyster Bay and Ronkonkoma Branches. Trains are running on a weekend schedule. Hourly service is operating on the Port Washington Branch, along with hourly service between Penn Station and Hicksville.

Service on the following branches remains suspended while snow fighting efforts continue as a result of the storm:

Press Release
January 26, 2015
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Long Island Rail Road Suspending Service Because of Snow Storm

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced the departure times for the final trains expected to operate on the Long Island Rail Road tonight. Customers are urged not to wait until the last train, but to consider leaving earlier. If a branch is not listed, it means the final train departed before 7 p.m.

Eastbound

Far Rockaway
The 10:10 p.m. train from Atlantic Terminal due Far Rockaway at 11:07 p.m.

Oyster Bay
The 10:11p.m. train from Jamaica due Oyster Bay at 11:04 p.m.

Press Release
January 22, 2015
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Port Washington Branch Service Update

Customers Are Advised to Plan Ahead and Allow Extra Time for Travel

Buses will replace train service between Great Neck and Port Washington on Saturday, January 24 from 1 a.m. to 5:35 a.m. for Sperry Rail Testing. The Sperry Rail Car, a bright yellow vehicle fitted with ultrasonic and induction test equipment, is designed to detect internal rail defects not readily visible to the eye. Defects that are found will be corrected immediately by a crew of LIRR track maintenance workers. The Sperry Rail Car is used twice a year to inspect approximately 500 miles of LIRR track.

Press Release
January 20, 2015
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MTA Long Island Rail Road Sets New Goals to Boost On-Time Performance & Improve Fleet Reliability

MTA Long Island Rail Road President Patrick A. Nowakowski today announced new goals for on-time performance and fleet reliability to push the LIRR to achieve better results in both categories.

Press Release
January 13, 2015
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On Monday, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, LIRR Will Operate on Modified Holiday Schedule with 32 Extra Westbound & Eastbound Trains

MTA Long Island Rail Road will operate on a modified Holiday Schedule with extra trains running on five branches on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Monday, January 19.

The LIRR will provide a total of 32 extra eastbound and westbound trains over and above the regular holiday schedule to accommodate travelers on the busy Babylon, Montauk, Port Jefferson, Port Washington and Ronkonkoma Branches. Off peak fares apply all day.

Press Release
January 8, 2015
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Track Work Will Impact Early Morning Train Service on Port Jefferson Branch This Coming Sunday, January 11

Six westbound trains and two eastbound trains will operate on adjusted schedules this coming Sunday morning as the Long Island Rail Road carries out an important track maintenance program.

Westbound

Press Release
December 22, 2014
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LIRR Adding Extra Trains New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day

MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide 12 additional eastbound trains on the afternoon of Wednesday, December 31 from Penn Station and 20 extra westbound trains to Penn Station and Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn for this year New Year’s Eve celebration, including the Elton John New Year’s Eve Concert at Barclays Center, located right across from Atlantic Terminal.

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