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Press Release
July 18, 2018
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Crews to Relocate LIRR Tracks in Queens for Construction of Grand Central Tunnel Entrance

Starting this month, crews building East Side Access to connect the Long Island Rail Road to Grand Central Terminal will relocate hundreds of feet of tracks in Sunnyside, Queens, by several yards to create space for an entrance to a newly built tunnel to Grand Central, and will perform related reconfiguration and reconstruction of track switches.

The new tunnel to Grand Central, which has been built underneath Sunnyside Yard, will carry eastbound and westbound trains that will connect with the LIRR Main Line at Harold Interlocking in Sunnyside. 

Press Release
July 12, 2018
IMMEDIATE
Service Advisory: Work Continues on Double Track Project This Weekend

Long Island Rail Road crews will continue work on the Double Track Project in Suffolk County this weekend, July 14-15, 2018, between Hicksville and Ronkonkoma. This work will require buses to substitute for train service between these stations.

Press Release
July 12, 2018
IMMEDIATE
MTA Reaches Major Milestone with Replacement of Harold Interlocking Signal System

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that the work to upgrade the signal system in Harold Interlocking in Sunnyside, Queens, has been completed, providing an immediate benefit to Long Island Rail Road customers and clearing the way for the start of the final East Side Access construction contract to begin work later this year.

Press Release
July 11, 2018
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LIRR to Make Structural Repairs to Lefferts Boulevard Overpass in Kew Gardens

Long Island Rail Road President Phil Eng today announced that the railroad intends to make nearly $1 million in structural repairs to a pair of platforms above the LIRR tracks in Kew Gardens, Queens, that span either side of Lefferts Boulevard and provide a base for neighborhood retail buildings. The funds were secured by New York City Council Member Karen Koslowitz.

Press Release
July 5, 2018
IMMEDIATE
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
IMMEDIATE
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
IMMEDIATE
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
IMMEDIATE
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
IMMEDIATE
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
IMMEDIATE
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.

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