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Press Release
November 15, 2016
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Buses to Replace LIRR Overnight Trains on Ronkonkoma and Port Jefferson Branches from 1 to 4 a.m. Nov. 16 for Track Work
Buses will replace two Ronkonkoma Branch and three Port Jefferson Branch trains on the Main Line between Jamaica and Hicksville tomorrow morning from 1 a.m. until 4 a.m. to allow the Long Island Rail Road to make switch repairs at Nassau Interlocking in Mineola. The work will result in some cancellations and schedule changes for one Oyster Bay Branch train and one Montauk Branch train.
 
Press Release
November 9, 2016
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Four Preliminary Proposals Received to Modernize LIRR Level of Penn Station
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) today announced that it has received four design proposals from qualified engineering firms for the modernization of the LIRR’s level in Penn Station as part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s sweeping plans to transform Penn Station and the historic James A. Farley Post Office into a world-class transportation hub.
 
Press Release
November 8, 2016
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New LIRR Timetables Go Into Effect Monday, Nov. 14 Highlighted by Extra Holiday Season Train Service and Changes in East End Travel
New Long Island Rail Road timetables will go into effect on Monday, November 14 with enhanced train service for the holiday season and changes to daily train service from Montauk and weekend train service to and from Greenport. The new schedules, which will remain in effect through Sunday, March 6, also reflect adjustments to departure and arrival times of off-peak and weekend trains to accommodate track work on some branches.
 
Extra Service for the Holiday Season
 
Press Release
November 8, 2016
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Buses Replace Trains on Montauk Branch between Speonk & Babylon over Weekend of Nov. 12-13 for Concrete Tie Project
Bus service will replace trains on the Montauk Branch between Speonk and Babylon over the weekend of November 12 and November 13 as the Long Island Rail Road replaces concrete ties in the single track area between those stations.
 
Press Release
November 8, 2016
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Reduced Service on Huntington-Port Jeff & Hempstead Branch Over Weekend of November 12-13 for Scheduled Track Work
Scheduled track work on the Long Island Rail Road’s Main Line between Queens Village and Mineola over the weekend of November 12 and November 13 will mean reduced service on the Huntington-Port Jefferson and Hempstead branches as well as few changes on the Babylon, Ronkonkoma and Oyster Bay branches. 
Press Release
November 3, 2016
IMMEDIATE
Scheduled Track Work Means Revised Timetables & Longer Travel Times for Babylon, Montauk & West Hempstead Branch Customers this Sat. Nov. 5 & Sun. Nov. 6

This press release updates a release issued on Tuesday, November 1.

Scheduled track work on the Babylon and Montauk Branches over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, November 5 and November 6 will mean significant service changes on those branches as the LIRR undertakes a switch replacement project in Freeport and concrete tie installation east of Speonk.

Press Release
November 3, 2016
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Installation of New Pedestrian Overpass at Port Washington Station Getting Underway This Coming Friday Night, November 4

The installation of a new section of pedestrian overpass at the east end of the Long Island Rail Road's Port Washington Station will get underway this Friday night, November 4, with the bridge expected to reopen to the public on Tuesday, November 8, MTA Long Island Rail Road President Patrick A. Nowakowski announced today.

Press Release
November 1, 2016
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Track Work This Weekend Means Revised Train Schedules & Longer Travel Times for Babylon & Montauk Branches

Scheduled track work on the Babylon and Montauk Branches this coming weekend Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6 will mean significant service changes on those branches and at several other locations as the LIRR undertakes a switch replacement project in Freeport and concrete tie installation between Babylon and Speonk.

Press Release
October 28, 2016
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Buses Will Replace Off-Peak Trains on Sections of the Montauk Branch Next Week for Sperry Rail Testing

Buses will replace trains over four consecutive days along separate sections of the Montauk Branch beginning Monday, October 31 and ending on Thursday, November 3 as MTA Long Island Rail Road conducts its regular fall diagnostic testing of track conditions using the specialized Sperry Rail Car.

Press Release
October 24, 2016
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Scheduled Track Work Means Service Delays on the Montauk, Babylon, Hempstead and Port Wash Branches This Weekend

Track work on the Long Island Rail Road’s Montauk, Babylon, Hempstead and Port Washington branches scheduled for this coming weekend, Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30 will mean extensive delays unless travelers plan ahead.

The LIRR urges customers to consider using Main Line (Port Jefferson/Huntington, Ronkonkoma and Oyster Bay) branches of the Railroad if possible. If not, they should consult revised weekend train schedules and allow plenty of extra travel time.

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