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Press Release
September 5, 2018
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Governor Cuomo Announces Groundbreaking of Historic Long Island Rail Road Third Track

$2.6 Billion Expansion Includes 50 Projects to Modernize 9.8 Miles of the Congested LIRR Main Line Between Floral Park and Hicksville

Expansion Includes New and Renovated Bridges, Elimination of Grade Crossings, New Power Substations, Additional Parking, Renovated Stations, Modern Track and Signal Infrastructure

Press Release
August 30, 2018
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LIRR Adding Extra Early Afternoon Service Tomorrow for Early Labor Day Weekend Getaway

MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide additional early afternoon trains on Friday, August 31, for customers planning an early getaway for the Labor Day Weekend. Ten additional trains will depart from Penn Station between 1:32 p.m. and 3:48 p.m. and will operate to Babylon, Far Rockaway, Huntington and Ronkonkoma, and one additional Montauk-bound train will operate from Jamaica after receiving passengers from trains originating at Penn Station and Atlantic Terminal. Details on the Friday getaway trains are included below.

Press Release
August 24, 2018
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Update: Service Advisory: LIRR Double Track Construction Enters Final Phase, Leading to Increased Reliability, Service on Ronkonkoma Branch

As the Long Island Rail Road continues to advance toward completion on the Double Track Project on the Ronkonkoma Branch, the agency also strives to minimize construction impacts on customers.

Next week, August 27-31, the LIRR will run regular train service weeknight overnights between Hicksville and Ronkonkoma, while signal testing on the Double Track Project on the Ronkonkoma Branch continues around-the-clock. Buses had been initially been scheduled to substitute for trains between Hicksville and Ronkonkoma from 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. on these overnights.

Press Release
August 6, 2018
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LIRR Forward Update: Railroad Crossing Safety Initiative Complete Five Months Ahead of Schedule

MTA Long Island Rail Road today announced the completion of its visible railroad crossing safety initiative, as LIRR engineers installed safety enhancements all 296 railroad crossings system-wide -- five months ahead of schedule. 

Press Release
August 4, 2018
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Service Advisory: LIRR Double Track Construction Enters Final Weeks, Leading to Increased Reliability, Service on Ronkonkoma Branch

Construction on the Long Island Rail Road's crucial Double Track project along the Ronkonkoma Branch in Suffolk County is entering its final weeks this August, and will require some temporary weekday peak and off-peak service changes starting Monday, August 6, through Friday, August 10, on the Ronkonkoma, Babylon, Far Rockaway, and Port Jefferson branches. Please see the full details via this link, or view them below.

Press Release
August 2, 2018
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LIRR Double Track Construction Enters Final Weeks, Leading to Increased Reliability, Service on Busy Ronkonkoma Branch

Construction on the Long Island Rail Road's crucial Double Track project along the Ronkonkoma Branch in Suffolk County is entering its final weeks this August, as the LIRR continues important infrastructure work at several locations across the system, including with Positive Train Control on both the Port Washington Branch and the Atlantic Branch.

Press Release
July 26, 2018
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Positive Train Control Testing Advances on the Atlantic Branch

MTA Long Island Rail Road crews will perform track work related to Positive Train Control testing on the Atlantic Branch this weekend, July 28-29, 2018, necessitating service changes along the branch that connects Jamaica, Queens and Brooklyn.

Starting Friday, July 27, at 11:29 p.m., service between Atlantic Terminal, Nostrand Avenue, East New York and Jamaica will be suspended until 5 a.m. Saturday, as both tracks on the Atlantic Branch will be out of service to allow for the work to take place.

Press Release
July 26, 2018
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LIRR to Lengthen Platforms at Forest Hills and Kew Gardens

Long Island Rail Road President Phillip Eng today announced that the LIRR plans to lengthen the platforms at Forest Hills and Kew Gardens by 50 percent, to accommodate six cars of a train, from the current four.

Both stations have two side platforms north and south of the tracks. The railroad will extend both platforms at Forest Hills and both platforms at Kew Gardens 200 feet westward using steel scaffolding structures supporting fiberglass decking.

Press Release
July 24, 2018
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LIRR Care: New Program to Better Serve Customers Who Need an Extra Helping Hand

MTA Long Island Rail Road President Phillip Eng announced the launch of a new service -- LIRR Care -- that will serve as a customer assistance program for people with mobility issues who need assistance accessing or navigating the railroad system.

This on-call service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays, to help customers with mobility limitations who require assistance to board and/or exit from a LIRR train. This service is available to, but not limited to, seniors, and people with disabilities, including those who use wheeled devices.

Press Release
July 19, 2018
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Work on Manhasset Viaduct to Fortify LIRR Infrastructure This Weekend

Long Island Rail Road crews will perform important infrastructure work this weekend, July 21-22, 2018, along the Port Washington Branch's Manhasset Viaduct. LIRR engineering crews will work on the viaduct as part of the railroad's biannual maintenance of the bridge's track timber, which are fastened to the structure, and ensure the bridge's continued stability. 

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