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Press Release
June 18, 2015
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Buses Replace Trains Between Port Washington & Great Neck the Weekend of June 20-21 for Demolition of Colonial Road Bridge

Some 18,000 MTA Long Island Rail Road customers who travel on the Port Washington Branch during the weekend of June 20-21 will face service reductions while contractors demolish the 115 year-old Colonial Road Bridge in the Village of Thomaston near Great Neck Station.

Press Release
June 12, 2015
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Buses Again Replace Trains Between Port Jefferson and Huntington for Installation of New Concrete Ties

The Long Island Rail Road wants to remind Port Jefferson Branch customers that buses will again replace trains between Port Jefferson and Huntington over the weekend of Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14, as the LIRR resumes the installation of new concrete ties along that stretch of track. As a result, service along the route will be reduced from every 90 minutes to every two hours, and buses connect to alternate trains.

Press Release
June 8, 2015
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LIRR Thanks Customers for a Successful Day at Belmont Stakes

MTA Long Island Rail Road President Patrick A. Nowakowski today thanked customers for returning to the Railroad to get to and from Belmont Park on Saturday to witness the historic Triple Crown victory of American Pharoah. Final ridership figures released today showed 25,583 racing fans took the train to the track and, in a surprising turn of events, 28,947 used the railroad to return home. The unexpected increased post-race ridership indicated customers believed LIRR could get them home efficiently even after last year’s well-publicized difficulties.

Press Release
June 4, 2015
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LIRR Opens Refurbished Belmont Park Station in Time for American Pharoah’s Triple Crown Bid

Forget the hassle of highway driving and take MTA Long Island Rail Road to the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes this Saturday, June 6.

The LIRR remains the best bet for travel to beautiful Belmont Park. With frequent service from Penn Station, Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn and Jamaica to a newly refurbished Belmont Park Station, there is no faster or more convenient way to see American Pharoah’s bid to become the first winner of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown in nearly four decades.

Press Release
June 4, 2015
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Service Reduced from Hourly to 2 Hourly on Saturday June 6 from 3 p.m-10 p.m. for the Belmont Stakes

Service on the Hempstead Branch will be reduced from one train every hour to one train every two hours this coming Saturday, June 6 between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. when one track is taken out of regular service to help the Long Island Rail Road meet the extra service demand to and from Belmont Park for the Belmont Stakes. The service change affects all service between Hempstead and Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn as well as Penn Station via connections at Jamaica.

Westbound

Press Release
May 27, 2015
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Weekend Travel Alert: Hempstead Branch

Buses replace westbound trains at Queens Village and Hollis beginning at 10:30 PM on Friday, May 29 through 3:30 AM on Monday, June 1 as the LIRR suspends service to allow workers to waterproof the 211th St. Bridge near Jamaica Ave. in Queens. Service will be restored in time for Monday’s rush hour. A second weekend outage will be necessary to complete the project. That work is currently scheduled to begin late Friday, June 26 and finish up early Monday, June 29.

Westbound

Press Release
May 27, 2015
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Travel Alert: Port Jefferson Branch

Buses will replace trains between Port Jefferson and Huntington over the weekend of Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31 as the Long Island Rail Road resumes the installation of new concrete ties along that stretch of track. As a result, service along the route will be reduced from hourly to every two hours.

The installation work, which got underway in March, will continue on non-holiday weekends through the summer and will also impact travel between Huntington and Hicksville where service will be reduced from half-hourly to hourly.

Press Release
May 26, 2015
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Let LIRR Be Your Way to the Beach This Summer

After a long winter, summer is finally unofficially kicking off this Memorial Day weekend, and the Long Island Rail Road is offering special getaway packages to get you to 12 of Long Island’s sandy destinations. These special beach packages are available throughout the summer.

Press Release
May 22, 2015
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MTA LIRR Is the Best Way to Travel to Forest Hills Stadium for Summer Lineup of Pop Music Concerts

The iconic Forest Hills Stadium is back as a major music venue and the best way to get there is to hop aboard the Long Island Rail Road.

Press Release
May 20, 2015
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Long Island Rail Road Adding Extra Trains for Memorial Day Weekend

MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide ten additional early-afternoon train trains from Penn Station on Friday, May 22, for customers planning an early start to the Memorial Day Weekend. The LIRR will operate on a regular weekend schedule on Saturday and Sunday and on a holiday schedule on Memorial Day.

The following trains have been added to regular Friday afternoon schedule:

Ronkonkoma Branch

• 1:40 p.m. stopping at Woodside, Jamaica, Mineola, Hicksville, and then all stops to Ronkonkoma

Babylon Branch

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