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Press Release
September 8, 2016
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Demolition to Begin on Long Island Rail Road’s South Bayles Avenue Pedestrian Overpass at Port Washington

Demolition of the MTA Long Island Rail Road’s now-closed South Bayles Avenue pedestrian overpass at the LIRR Port Washington Station, will take place this weekend, starting Friday night, September 9 and continuing throughout the day on Saturday, September 10. On June 29, LIRR closed a portion of the overpass on South Bayles Avenue after a scheduled inspection deemed a section of the bridge, which was built in 1959, to be unsafe.

Press Release
September 8, 2016
IMMEDIATE
LIRR to Double Service to New York Islanders Games Compared With Start of Last Season

MTA Long Island Rail Road is revving up its train service for New York Islanders games at Barclays Center, including adding a fourth post-game train, bound for Ronkonkoma, for the 2016-17 season.

Press Release
September 2, 2016
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LIRR Getaway Deal Lets You Spend the Day up Close and Personal With Equine Friends

Ever want to see the inner workings of a horse ranch and get to know some of these majestic creatures? MTA Long Island Rail is offering discounted packages to Spirit’s Promise Horse Rescue Program in Riverhead.

Spirit’s Promise offers sanctuary to horses who have been abused, neglected or unwanted. The horses are rehabilitated and given a new educational and recuperative purpose providing equine therapy and valuable learning experiences for all visitors.

Press Release
August 30, 2016
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New LIRR Timetables Go Into Effect Tuesday, Sept. 6

New LIRR schedules take effect on the day after Labor Day. On weekdays, track work on the Port Washington Branch will result in midday Off-Peak trains departing up to 7 minutes earlier than current times. In addition, track work requires slight adjustments to weekday, Off-Peak departure and arrival times on the Long Beach and Ronkonkoma branches. On weekends, look for changes on the Huntington/Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma and Montauk branches, the result of Hicksville Station construction work, switch replacement near Bethpage Station and ongoing Double Track work.

Press Release
August 29, 2016
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LIRR Adding Extra Early Afternoon Eastbound Service on Friday, September 2, for Early Holiday Weekend Getaway

MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide additional early afternoon trains from Penn Station on Friday, September 2 for customers planning an early getaway for the Labor Day Weekend. The additional trains will depart from Penn Station between 1:49 p.m. and 3:48 p.m. and will operate to Babylon, Far Rockaway, Great Neck, Huntington and Ronkonkoma. Montauk Branch customers should look for a special Montauk Branch September 2 Timetable that includes some new changes that start on Friday.

Extra Afternoon Service from Penn Station on Friday, September 2

Press Release
August 23, 2016
IMMEDIATE
MTA Long Island Rail Road Is the Best Way for Fans to See Pros Play at ‘The Barclays’ PGA Tourney at Bethpage Black

MTA Long Island Rail Road is the best way to get to Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale to see the world’s greatest golfers compete in the The Barclays/PGA Golf Tournament, the annual event getting underway today, Wednesday, August 23 through Sunday, August 28 at the Bethpage Black golf course.

The LIRR is providing plenty of train service to Farmingdale Station where the PGA will be running free shuttle buses for the short trip to nearby Bethpage State Park and the Bethpage Black course.

Press Release
August 23, 2016
IMMEDIATE
Buses Replace Trains Between Oyster Bay & Locust Valley on Sunday, August 28 from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. for Annual Oyster Bay Triathlon

Bus service will replace two westbound trains and one eastbound train between Oyster Bay and Locust Valley on Sunday, August 28 from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. to accommodate the athletes and spectators at the annual Oyster Bay Triathlon.

Westbound

Customers who normally take the 8:19 a.m. or the 10:19 a.m. trains from Oyster Bay will instead board a bus for service to Locust Valley through Mineola, where they will transfer for connecting train service west. They should anticipate up to 11 minutes of extra travel time.

Eastbound

Press Release
August 22, 2016
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Governor Cuomo Announces Completion of New Track Laying Between Central Islip and Ronkonkoma for LIRR Double Track

At Governor's Direction, MTA Emphasizing Efficiency, Using Specialized Train to Lay Track 10x Faster than Before

Governor Cuomo Also Announces MTA eTix App Available for All LIRR and Metro-North Lines Starting Today

Expanding and Modernizing Commuter Rail is Key Component of Governor Cuomo's $100 Billion Infrastructure and Development Plan for New York

Press Release
August 17, 2016
IMMEDIATE
Buses Replace Trains Between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma for Track Work Again This Saturday and Sunday, August 20-21

Buses will replace trains on the Long Island Rail Road’s Ronkonkoma Branch between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma for 48-hours over the weekend of August 20-21 for track work and the renewal of the railroad crossing at Carl’s Straight Path in Deer Park.

Customers can avoid the busing and long travel time by using the Babylon Branch or the Huntington/Port Jefferson Branch instead. Trains run every half-hour on the Babylon Branch and on the Port Jefferson Branch west of Huntington.

Press Release
August 17, 2016
IMMEDIATE
MTA LIRR Providing Extra Service to 2016 U.S. Open Tennis Tournament at Flushing Meadows Park August 23 thru September 11

MTA Long Island Rail Road will be providing extra stops at Mets-Willets Point Station on the Port Washington Branch to get fans to the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament beginning with the start of qualifying rounds on Tuesday, August 23 right through to the final championship rounds on Sunday, September 11.

Mets-Willets Point Station is just steps away from the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, where the tournament is held annually.

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