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Press Release
October 4, 2016
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LIRR Making Extra Stops at Forest Hills Station for Fans Heading to ‘FOLD Experience’ & Van Morrison Concert

MTA Long Island Rail Road will make extra stops at Forest Hills Station this coming weekend of October 8-9 to accommodate fans heading to the big concerts at Forest Hills Stadium.

Press Release
October 4, 2016
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Ride MTA Long Island Rail Road to Citi Field Tomorrow to See Mets-Giants Wild Card Baseball Playoff Game

MTA Long Island Rail Road wants to remind New York Mets fans that its regular game-day train service to Mets-Willets Point Station is running tomorrow night (Wednesday, October 5) for the team’s Wild Card Game showdown with the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field.

Press Release
October 4, 2016
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Take MTA Long Island Rail Road to the Annual Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay Village Over the Weekend of October 15 & 16

The 33rd annual Oyster Festival takes over the streets of Oyster Bay Village over the weekend of October 15 and 16 and MTA Long Island Rail Road is definitely the best way to get there.

The LIRR is providing additional trains to and from the festival, situated directly adjacent to the Oyster Bay LIRR Station. Additionally, customers who purchase the LIRR’s Oyster Festival Package ticket get discounted round-trip rail fare, vouchers for five free oysters on the half-shell for adults, and free admission to “The Slide” for kids.

Press Release
September 30, 2016
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Take the LIRR & Save $5 On Admission to World Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Park

Port Washington Branch trains will stop at Mets-Willets Point Station for customers attending the annual World Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park this Saturday, October 1, and Sunday, October 2, an event expected to draw some 10,000 people.

Press Release
September 30, 2016
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LIRR Making Extra Stops at Mets-Willets Point for Meadows Music & Arts Festival at Citi Field This Weekend, October 1-2

Port Washington Branch trains will stop at Mets-Willets Point Station for customers attending the Meadows Music and Arts Festival at Citi Field and Flushing Meadows tomorrow, Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2.

Press Release
September 27, 2016
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Buses Replace Trains Between Ronkonkoma & Central Islip for Track Work This Coming Saturday, Oct. 1, and Sunday, Oct. 2

Buses will replace trains on the Long Island Rail Road’s Ronkonkoma Branch between Ronkonkoma and Central Islip stations beginning at 12:37 a.m. on Saturday, October 1, and continuing until 12:32 a.m. Monday, October 3, for scheduled track construction. Service to Greenport will be affected as well with adjusted train times in addition to the busing between Central Islip and Ronkonkoma.

Press Release
September 26, 2016
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My MTA Alerts® Now Offers Subscribers Ability to Match Service Alerts to Times They Travel

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has upgraded and rebranded its Email & Text Alert subscription service, now called My MTA Alerts®, to allow customers to request service information at specific times of the day within 30-minute intervals.

Press Release
September 26, 2016
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MTA Long Island Rail Road Seeks $1.33 Million to Repave the Parking Lots at Little Neck, Cedarhurst and Gibson Stations

The Long Island Committee of the MTA Board today recommended the approval of a plan to repave Long Island Rail Road-owned parking lots parking lots at Little Neck station in Queens and Cedarhurst station and Gibson station in Nassau County at a cost of $1.33 million.

The proposal goes to the full MTA Board for a vote on Wednesday.

Press Release
September 21, 2016
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Governor Cuomo Announces Major Investments to Improve Central Hubs of Long Island Rail Road

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced major capital investments to improve two key stations on the Long Island Rail Road’s 40-mile spine between Jamaica and Ronkonkoma. Work has begun on a $121 million initiative to rebuild, reimagine and modernize the Hicksville station, the busiest station on Long Island. In addition, the LIRR has awarded a $64.9 million contract to create a new platform and tracks at the Jamaica station, the LIRR’s central hub and main transfer point. Renderings of the Hicksville project are available here and of the Jamaica project here.

Press Release
September 20, 2016
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LIRR Announces Revised Ronkonkoma Branch Schedules for This Weekend to Accommodate Track Work

Continuing track work on the Long Island Rail Road between Ronkonkoma and Farmingdale as well as ongoing switch replacement work at Bethpage Interlocking will have a significant impact on the Ronkonkoma Branch over the weekend of Saturday, September 24, and Sunday, September 25. The work will also impact some Babylon, Montauk, Far Rockaway, West Hempstead and Greenport trains.

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