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Press Release
May 5, 2016
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Governor Cuomo Announces Major Steps Forward for LIRR Expansion Project

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced major steps forward for the Long Island Rail Road Expansion Project, including a continued commitment to community outreach by holding four public meetings, expedited modifications to all train crossings along the project route, and increased transparency with the release of a new project scoping report, website and community center.

Press Release
May 2, 2016
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MTA Long Island Rail Road Is the Best Way to Get to Barclays Center to See New York Islanders Play in 2nd Round of Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Long Island Rail Road is providing frequent service to Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn and Barclays Center for fans planning on attending the next two New York Islanders games in the Stanley Cut Eastern Conference Semi-Finals tomorrow, Tuesday May 3 at 7 p.m. and Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m.

Press Release
April 25, 2016
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Take the MTA Long Island Rail Road to Belmont Park for Thoroughbred Racing

Thoroughbred racing returns to Belmont Park on Friday, April 29 as the racetrack’s 2016 Spring-Summer meeting gets underway. And once again, the Long Island Rail Road and New York Racing Association (NYRA) have joined together to provide daily train service for racing fans.

Press Release
April 25, 2016
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LIRR Weekend Service to Greenport & North Fork Resumes Saturday, April 30

The Long Island Rail Road’s weekend service to Greenport and Long Island’s North Fork resumes Saturday, April 30 with trains running on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays through November 27. Surrounded by Peconic Bay and Long Island Sound, this part of the East End offers an easy-going, rural feel first noticed from the window of your LIRR double-decker train as it moves through a picturesque landscape that is the heart of Suffolk County’s wine country.

Press Release
April 20, 2016
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Revised Train Schedules for Babylon, Montauk, W. Hempstead, Port Jeff, Far Rock, Long Beach, Hempstead & Oyster Bay Branches Over Next Two Weekends

Train schedules on the Babylon, Far Rockaway, Montauk, Port Jefferson, Far Rockaway, West Hempstead, Long Beach and Oyster Bay branches for the weekends of April 23-24 and April 30-May 1 are being adjusted to allow the Long Island Rail Road to complete the installation of new concrete railroad ties and running rail between Rockville Centre and Valley Stream.

Press Release
April 20, 2016
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Buses Will Replace Trains on LIRR's Montauk Branch for Spring Sperry Rail Testing Beginning Monday, April 25 through Thursday, April 28

Buses will replace trains in both directions on the Montauk Branch as sections of track are taken out of service for Sperry Rail Testing during off-peak hours Monday, April 25 through Thursday, April 28. The Sperry Rail Car, a bright yellow vehicle fitted with ultrasonic and induction test equipment, is designed to detect internal rail defects not readily visible to the eye. Defects that are found are corrected immediately by a crew of LIRR track maintenance workers. The Sperry Rail Car is used twice a year to inspect some 500 miles of track.

Press Release
April 15, 2016
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Long Island Rail Road Opens New Ellison Ave. Bridge to the Public

Long Island Rail Road President Patrick A. Nowakowski was joined today by State Senator Jack M. Martins, State Assemblyman Michael Montesano, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, Nassau County Legislator Laura Schaefer and Village of Westbury Mayor Peter I. Cavallaro for the opening of the new Ellison Ave. Bridge in Westbury, a $17.5 million project delivered by the LIRR right on schedule.

Press Release
April 14, 2016
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MTA Long Island Rail Road Providing Extra Service for New York Islanders’ Playoff Games at Barclays Center in Brooklyn

The New York Islanders have made it to the postseason once again, and MTA Long Island Rail Road is providing extra service to Barclays Center in Brooklyn to ensure you don’t miss any of the action. As the Islanders host the Panthers on Sunday, April 17, Wednesday, April 20, and Sunday, April 24 (if necessary) – LIRR will continue to provide extra trains heading to hockey games at Barclays Center.

Press Release
April 6, 2016
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Bus Service Will Replace Early Morning Trains between Great Neck and Port Washington for Sperry Rail Testing on Saturday, April 16

Buses will replace trains between between Great Neck and Port Washington for Sperry Rail Testing on Saturday, April 16 from 1:10 a.m. until 5:35 a.m. The Sperry Rail Car, a bright yellow vehicle fitted with ultrasonic and induction test equipment, is designed to detect internal rail defects not readily visible to the eye. Defects that are found will be corrected immediately by a crew of LIRR track maintenance workers. The Sperry Rail Car is used twice a year to inspect 500 miles of LIRR track.

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Press Release
April 6, 2016
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Revised Schedules for Babylon, Far Rockaway, Hempstead, Montauk, Oyster Bay, Port Jeff & West Hempstead Branches for Track Work

Train schedules on the Babylon, Far Rockaway, Hempstead, Montauk, Oyster Bay, Port Jefferson and West Hempstead branches for the weekend of April 16-17 are being adjusted to allow the Long Island Rail Road to carry out an important infrastructure upgrade – the installation of new concrete railroad ties along a 7-mile stretch between Rockville Centre and Valley Stream.

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