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Press Release
July 5, 2018
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Service Advisory: LIRR to Perform Work at Port Jefferson Branch Railroad Crossing to Enhance Safety, Reliability This Weekend

The Long Island Rail Road will perform important infrastructure work at the Robbins Lane railroad crossing in Syosset this weekend, and will require a reduction in service on the Port Jefferson Branch as trains will operate on a single track through this area.

Press Release
June 27, 2018
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Service Advisory: LIRR Positive Train Control, Long Beach Track Surfacing, Gibson Pedestrian Bridge Work This Weekend

Long Island Rail Road crews will perform necessary Positive Train Control testing on the Port Washington Branch, while track surfacing work will take place on the Long Beach Branch, as well as maintenance on the Gibson Pedestrian Bridge this weekend, June 30-July 1, 2018. To allow for PTC testing, which will run from 12:25 a.m. on Saturday until 12 a.m. on Monday, service on the Port Washington Branch will be reduced.

Please see a special timetable here.

Press Release
June 27, 2018
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LIRR Marks National Safety Month With Customer Safety Day Thursday at Penn Station

The Long Island Rail Road takes its customers’ safety seriously. But this Thursday, at Penn Station, the LIRR is making it a little more fun to learn about our initiatives and all the things we do to keep our passengers safe.

Press Release
June 27, 2018
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LIRR Offers Extra Trains on Tuesday, July 3, to Help Customers Celebrate Independence Day

The Long Island Rail Road is helping customers get a head start celebrating the Fourth of July by adding eight extra trains from Penn Station on Tuesday, July 3. Information about the extra trains will be available in timetables and the LIRR Train Time App, MTA.info website and on station departure boards. The extra early-afternoon trains will depart Penn Station starting at 2:22 p.m. and includes four extra trains on the Babylon Branch, one extra train on the Far Rockaway Branch, and three on the Port Jefferson Branch.

Train-specific details are below.

Press Release
June 26, 2018
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Summer in the Sun: Get There With the LIRR

Break your routine without breaking the bank, and enjoy the best this summer has to offer – with significant savings! – through Long Island Rail Road’s Summer Getaways.

The LIRR offers getaway packages tailored to each of the four seasons, filled with popular mainstays and exciting new additions. This summer, the LIRR is offering dozens of discounted rail and admission packages for summer staycations across Long Island and New York City.

Press Release
June 22, 2018
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Service Advisory: LIRR Positive Train Control, Double Track Work This Weekend

Long Island Rail Road crews will perform necessary Positive Train Control testing on the Port Washington Branch, while work on the Double Track Project in Suffolk County continues this weekend, June 23-24, 2018.

Press Release
June 20, 2018
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LIRR East Side Access Signal System Work into this Weekend

Long Island Rail Road crews will perform necessary work on the upgraded signal systems for the East Side Access project starting this Thursday evening to Monday morning. This work will affect some train schedules on Friday, June 22, 2018.

Press Release
June 18, 2018
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LIRR Shatters Ridership Record for U.S. Open Championship at Shinnecock Hills

The MTA Long Island Rail Road finished strong on its week providing service to the U.S. Open Championship at Shinnecock Hills, as it recorded more than a total 78,000 passenger trips to and from the historic East End venue.

Press Release
June 15, 2018
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MTA and Elected Officials Celebrate LIRR’s Atlantic Ticket

MTA Long Island Rail Road President Phil Eng today joined Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and members of the New York Senate, New York Assembly and New York City Council to celebrate the LIRR’s newly introduced “Atlantic Ticket,” which offers discounted fares for customers traveling between Brooklyn and seven stations in Queens on a temporary basis. Atlantic Ticket is part of a six-to-12-month field study will measure what impact the lower fare will have on ridership on the LIRR and New York City subways and buses.

Press Release
June 6, 2018
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MTA Partners With Waze For Railroad Crossing Safety Initiative

Safety Initiative Will Debut on 2018’s International Level Crossing Awareness Day

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that it was partnering with Waze to improve safety at railroad crossings of the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad.

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