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Press Release
January 5, 2016
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LIRR to Undergo Major Improvements -- Expanding Along Main Line from Floral Park to Hicksville

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled the second signature proposal of his 2016 agenda: a comprehensive plan to transform and expand vital infrastructure downstate and make critical investments in the region. Most notably, the proposal includes a major expansion and improvement project for the Long Island Rail Road. The Governor outlined these initiatives at an event today in Nassau County, where he was joined by Long Island Association President Kevin Law, MTA Chairman Thomas F. Prendergast and LIRR President Patrick Nowakowski.

Press Release
December 22, 2015
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LIRR Adding Extra Trains New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day

The Long Island Rail Road is adding 13 trains to its eastbound afternoon schedule from Penn Station on New Year’s Eve, Thursday, December 31, to accommodate an expected large number of customers leaving work early to begin their holiday weekend. The additional service from Penn Station will be provided between 12:43 p.m. and 3:48 p.m. on the Ronkonkoma, Babylon, Port Jefferson, Port Washington and Far Rockaway Branches.

Press Release
December 22, 2015
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Long Island Rail Road Adding 13 Afternoon Eastbound Trains from Penn Station On Christmas Eve for Early Getaway Holiday Weekend Getaway

The Long Island Rail Road is adding 13 trains to its eastbound afternoon schedule from Penn Station on Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24, to accommodate the large number of customers expected to leave work early to begin their Christmas holiday. The additional service from Penn Station will be provided between 12:43 p.m. and 3:48 p.m. on the Ronkonkoma, Babylon, Port Jefferson, Port Washington and Far Rockaway Branches.

Ronkonkoma Branch – Two Trains

Press Release
November 25, 2015
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MTA Long Island Rail Road Adding More Trains to Meet Customer Demand For Service to See New York Islanders’ Play at Barclays Center in Brooklyn

To meet growing demand for train service to Brooklyn to see the New York Islanders play at their new home, MTA Long Island Rail Road today announced it is adding to its lineup of trains to Atlantic Terminal and Barclays Center on Islanders’ game days.

Press Release
November 25, 2015
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Long Island Rail Road Offering Extra Weekend Train Service during Holiday Season for Your Shopping, Dining, Sightseeing and Entertainment Pleasure

If your plans for the holiday season includes a trip to New York City for shopping, dining, sightseeing or the theater, then MTA Long Island Rail Road has just made the trip a little easier. Beginning this Saturday and Sunday, November 28-20 and continuing through the first weekend of the New Year, the LIRR is adding four extra westbound trains and six extra eastbound trains to its regular weekend service. The trains are being added on the Long Beach, Babylon and Huntington/Port Jefferson branches.

Weekends November 28-29 through January 2-3

Press Release
November 20, 2015
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MTA Long Island Rail Road Offering Extra Train Service Beginning Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve and Continuing Through the Extended Holiday Weekend

Beginning Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 25 and continuing through the extended holiday weekend, MTA Long Island Rail Road will be providing extra train service and reduced fare programs that will making travel a snap for shopping, dining and entertainment.

Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 25 – Early Eastbound Getaway

To accommodate the rush of customers getting a head start on the holiday weekend, the LIRR has added the following 11 eastbound trains from Penn Station to its regular schedule:

Ronkonkoma Branch

Press Release
November 19, 2015
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Take the LIRR Package Deal to Holiday Festival at Tanger Outlets – The Arches in Deer Park, L.I. this Saturday, November 21; Save Big on Your Holiday Shopping

Take MTA Long Island Rail Road to Tanger Outlets – The Arches in Deer Park, L.I. for a fun-filled holiday festival this Saturday, November 21 featuring music, entertainment and special guests including Santa Claus, the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes and a free concert by singer songwriter Jacob Whitesides to help you kick off your gift buying season.

Press Release
November 10, 2015
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Buses Replace Trains Between Valley Stream & Long Beach Again on Saturday, November 14 & Sunday, November 15

For the second consecutive weekend, buses will replace train service between Valley Stream Station and Long Beach Station so that the Long Island Rail Road can carry out switch replacement work along the Long Beach Branch. Bus service will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, November 14 and continue until 12:28 a.m. on Monday, November 16.

Lynbrook customers will have the option of using regularly scheduled Babylon Branch trains for travel to/from Jamaica and Penn Station.

Eastbound

Press Release
November 10, 2015
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New LIRR Train Schedules Go Into Effect Monday, November 16 Highlighted by Extra Service for the Upcoming Holiday Season

New Long Island Rail Road timetables will go into effect on Monday, November 16 with the promise of extra service to meet greater travel demands during the Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year celebrations.

The new schedule also includes an additional eastbound "Sundown" train on Friday afternoons on the Far Rockaway branch for those who must be home before sundown for religious purposes.

Press Release
November 10, 2015
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Buses Will Replace Trains on the Port Washington Branch for 12 Hours on Sunday, November 15

Buses will replace trains on the Port Washington Branch for a 12-hours on Sunday, November 15 from 12:48 a.m. to 12:55 p.m. to allow the Long Island Rail Road to carry out scheduled track welding work in Manhasset. During that period, Port Washington trains will run every hour instead of the usual 30 minute intervals.

Westbound

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