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Press Release
March 14, 2018
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LIRR to Perform Montauk Branch Ultrasonic Rail Tests on Monday, March 19, and Thursday, March 22

The Long Island Rail Road will perform routine track inspections on the Montauk Branch during off-peak mid-day hours on Monday, March 19, and Thursday, March 22, to ensure the continuing safety and reliability of the tracks. The tests will be performed using a specialized diagnostic car fitted with ultrasonic and induction test equipment and is designed to detect and repair internal rail defects not readily visible to the eye.

Press Release
March 13, 2018
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LIRR to Replace Rails in East New York on Weekends of March 17-19 and March 30 to April 1

Long Island Rail Road crews will replace rails in East New York during the overnight hours of the weekends of March 17-19 and March 30 to April 1. In order to allow this work to occur, the railroad will suspend train service between Atlantic Terminal and Jamaica for three hours per night, from 10:45 p.m. to 1:45 a.m., on these dates:

Press Release
February 28, 2018
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Double Track Work on Two March Weekends to Advance Integral Project in Suffolk County

During the weekends of March 3-4 and 10-11, from 12:50 a.m. Saturday through 12:46 a.m. on Monday each weekend, buses will substitute for train service on the single track of the Ronkonkoma Branch between Hicksville and Ronkonkoma as the Long Island Rail Road works to install a new crossover east of the Farmingdale platform, as well as perform track work along this entire corridor. Concurrently, construction will continue on the platform renovations at Wyandanch and Pinelawn stations.

Press Release
February 22, 2018
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LIRR to Renew 13 Railroad Crossings and Perform Tie Replacement Work on Montauk Branch

Long Island Rail Road crews will work to replace wooden railroad ties on the Montauk Branch between Patchogue and Speonk on weekdays, Mondays through Fridays, from February 26 to May 18, 2018. This work is being performed as part of the LIRR’s 2018 Annual Track Program, an ongoing initiative to renew our track infrastructure, an imperative effort to maintain and improve safety and on-time performance.

Press Release
February 20, 2018
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Service Advisory: Timetable and Service Changes Weekend of February 24-25

Long Island Rail Road crews will perform testing on a new signal system this coming weekend, February 24-25, at Harold Interlocking, an important step that bolsters progress on the East Side Access project. The newly installed signal system, when it is put into use this spring, will ensure smooth and improved train service through this integral interlocking, containing numerous switches that route trains to a different number of tracks.

Press Release
February 9, 2018
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Press Release
February 6, 2018
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Service Advisory: Buses to Substitute For Trains on Section of Ronkonkoma Branch This Weekend

The Long Island Rail Road today announced that this weekend, February 10-11, 2018, from Saturday at 12:48 a.m., through 12:40 a.m. on Monday, buses will substitute for trains to/and from stations at Hicksville, Bethpage, Farmingdale, Pinelawn, Wyandanch, Deer Park, Brentwood, Central Islip, and Ronkonkoma as the LIRR works to install a new switch and perform other construction related to the Double Track Project.
This work had been previously scheduled for the weekend of January 20-21, but was postponed and rescheduled for this coming weekend.

Press Release
January 19, 2018
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From Rail to Sea: Save With LIRR Package Deal to the 2018 New York Boat Show®

The Long Island Rail Road has partnered with the Progressive Insurance® New York Boat Show®, taking place January 24-28, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, to offer rail customers special discounts with a combined ticket option.

Press Release
January 18, 2018
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Service Advisory: LIRR Ronkonkoma Branch to Operate on Normal Schedule This Weekend

The Long Island Rail Road today announced that previously announced track work scheduled for this weekend, January 20-21, for the Ronkonkoma Branch, is being postponed. The railroad will operate regular weekend train service on the Ronkonkoma Branch this Saturday and Sunday.

Bus service that was previously scheduled to substitute for trains between Ronkonkoma Station and Hicksville during this time is no longer necessary.

Press Release
January 12, 2018
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Platform Replacement at Stewart Manor LIRR Station to Begin January 16

Stewart Manor LIRR station is receiving a slate of enhancements designed to improve the customer experience as well as strengthen safety initiatives at this stop along the Hempstead Branch. Two brand new platforms will be built, along with new platform shelters featuring artwork displays, LED lights throughout the station, new signage, security cameras, Wi-Fi accessibility, and help points, which consist of a button to summon for help in a medical or other emergency situation.

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