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Press Release
November 6, 2014
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Reduced Service on Port Jefferson Branch for 24 Hour Period Beginning 12:51 a.m. on Saturday, November 8

Track work on the Long Island Rail Road between Hicksville and Syosset will mean reduced service on Port Jefferson Branch this Saturday, November 8, for the 24-hour period beginning at 12:51 a.m. During that period, some Port Jefferson trains have been cancelled and others are running on alternate schedules. Service between Hicksville and Huntington will be reduced from half-hourly to hourly starting at 6 a.m.

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Press Release
October 31, 2014
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Hicksville, L.I. Man Charged with Stealing Copper from the Long Island Rail Road Right-of-Way on 8 Separate Occasions in October

MTA Police Chief Michael Coan today announced the arrest of a Hicksville, L.I. man who confessed to stealing copper cable along the Long Island Rail Road right-of-way on eight occasions this month, including an incident on Thursday that caused widespread delays on the Huntington/Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma Branches.

Bernard Jenkins, 58, of 7 Straight Lane, Hicksville, was arrested this morning by MTA Police who questioned him when he showed up for a court appearance in Mineola in connection with an earlier arrest, unrelated to today’s charges, for the same crime.

Press Release
October 27, 2014
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MTA Board to Vote On $24.9M Contract to Build Great Neck Pocket Track & Replace 115-Year-Old Colonial Road Bridge

The Long Island Committee of the MTA Board today approved an initial $24.9 million contract for the extension of a pocket track east of the Long Island Rail Road’s Great Neck Station and the replacement of the 115-year- old Colonial Road Bridge, a three-year project and key component of the LIRR’s East Side Access Readiness Plan.

Press Release
October 23, 2014
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Buses Substitute for Montauk Branch Trains

For four days next week, the Long Island Rail Road will perform track inspections on the Montauk Branch. Crews will use an advanced Sperry rail car that can detect metal fatigue and faults beneath the surface of the steel rails.

As crews perform the work, buses will replace select trains. Over the four days, 26 trains will be replaced in whole or in part by buses. Customers should plan to build in additional travel time as described below and in a special timetable.

Press Release
October 21, 2014
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LIRR Track Work on Weekend of Oct. 25-26 Means Reduced Service or Schedule Changes on 7 Branches

Track work scheduled for the weekend of Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26 will mean schedule changes and reduced train service on the Hempstead, Huntington/Port Jefferson, Oyster Bay, Ronkonkoma, Montauk, Long Beach and Far Rockaway branches. Long Island Rail Road workers will be carrying out switch renewal work in the Queens Village area and off-loading continuous welded rail between Hicksville and Syosset for future installation.

Press Release
October 20, 2014
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Good News Times Two for LIRR Port Washington Branch Customers

Port Washington Branch customers of the MTA Long Island Rail Road will benefit from two recently completed projects – at the Great Neck and Port Washington stations.

At the Port Washington Station, work on an extension of the Eastern pedestrian bridge was completed during the weekend, allowing customers to reach all platforms by using the overpass. And, at the Great Neck Station, workers completed the rehabilitation of the west end of the westbound platform (also known as Platform A).

Press Release
October 17, 2014
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MTA LIRR's Free Train Time App Just Got Smarter

MTA Long Island Rail Road is proud to introduce the newest version of its popular “TrainTime” mobile app with improvements that make it easier than ever for LIRR customers to obtain the most up-to- date train information available.

Among the new features of Train Time are an easier to use Station Picker Screen, improved Arrival Countdown Screen, enhanced Trip Search capability, detailed station parking information and a new server that enables the LIRR to handle more than 2,000 Train Time requests per minute, a capacity upgrade meant to meet demand during service interruptions.

Press Release
October 15, 2014
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“Don’t Shortcut Your Life,” LIRR Urges in New Public Safety Campaign Aimed at Stopping Trespassing on Railroad Tracks

MTA Long Island Rail Road is kicking off a new public safety campaign to remind communities in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and Brooklyn in close proximity to the Railroad that trespassing on LIRR tracks or Right-of-Way is never okay.

Trespassing is illegal, always dangerous and often fatal as the statistics for 2013 show. Thirty-five trespassers struck by LIRR trains last year and 28 died of their injuries, compared with 28 incidents and 18 fatalities in 2012.

Press Release
October 14, 2014
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LIRR to Fully Re-Open Rehabilitated Westbound Platform at Great Neck Station to Customers on Monday, October 20

MTA Long Island Rail Road announced today that work on west end of the westbound platform, at Great Neck Station (also known as Platform A) is nearing completion and the platform will fully reopen to customers on Monday, October 20 at 12:01 AM.

Press Release
October 14, 2014
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LIRR Kicks Off Fall with Fun Giveaways for the Whole Family

The season for costumes, candy and colorful foliage is upon us, and the Long Island Rail Road has some great ways to celebrate. We’re welcoming the fall season with money-saving getaway deals to spectacular NYC attractions at Long Island Rail Road’s Fall Promo Event. The festivities will take place on Wednesday, October 15 at Penn Station (34th Street-7th Avenue corridor entrance) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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