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Press Release
February 20, 2015
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Play, Dine and Save with LIRR and Resorts World Casino

Whether you enjoy the penny slots or are looking to hit it big -- Resorts World Casino New York City has your game, and the Long Island Rail Road has a deal to get you to the fun. With 3,000 slot games to choose from, such as Wheel of Fortune® and Sex and the City, Resorts World Casino NYC is the only place in town for big jackpots. The casino also features 5,000 electronic table games, including Baccarat and Roulette.

Press Release
February 12, 2015
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LIRR Offering Discount NYC Getaway Packages

The Long Island Rail Road wants to help you with plans and savings during Presidents Week by offering affordable packages to NYC attractions that are just a train ride away. Enjoy quality time with the whole family with discounts to fun and educational attractions such as:

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Press Release
February 6, 2015
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Ride the LIRR and Get Discounts to Original LGBT Expo

MTA Long Island Rail Road is offering discount packages to the upcoming Original LGBT Expo at the Jacob Javits Convention Center Saturday, February 28 and Sunday, March 1, from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale beginning February 15, 2015.

Press Release
February 5, 2015
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MTA Awards Contract to Build Long Island Rail Road’s Future Terminal Under Grand Central Terminal Contract for Finishing Work to Commence

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that it has awarded a contract to GCT Constructors, JV, a joint venture consisting of Schiavone Construction Co. and John P. Picone Inc., to build the future Long Island Rail Road concourse at Grand Central Terminal. The $404.8 million dollar contract, which with options could increase to a total of $428.9 million, was awarded after a competitive request for proposal process that drew nine other firms.

Press Release
January 29, 2015
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Mid-Suffolk Train Yard Information Center Opens Today at Ronkonkoma Station as Part of LIRR Public Outreach

MTA Long Island Rail Road today opened the Mid-Suffolk Train Yard Information Center at Ronkonkoma Station so customers and community residents can learn about the LIRR’s proposal for enlarging its train yard in Ronkonkoma.

Press Release
January 27, 2015
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Service Advisory: LIRR Expects Normal Service Wednesday on Most Branches

On Wednesday, January 28, the Long Island Rail Road expects to run normal weekday service on the Babylon, Far Rockaway, Hempstead, Long Beach, Oyster Bay, Port Washington, Huntington/Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma and West Hempstead Branches. In addition, normal weekday service will be provided between Speonk and Babylon. There will be no morning rush hour service between Montauk and Speonk, or between Greenport and Ronkonkoma, where the snowdrifts are highest. LIRR personnel will continue their snow fighting efforts through the night.

Press Release
January 27, 2015
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LIRR Post-Storm Service Update

Following a systemwide shutdown after Storm Juno, the Long Island Rail Road has restored service on the Babylon, Far Rockaway, Hempstead, Long Beach, Oyster Bay and Ronkonkoma Branches. Trains are running on a weekend schedule. Hourly service is operating on the Port Washington Branch, along with hourly service between Penn Station and Hicksville.

Service on the following branches remains suspended while snow fighting efforts continue as a result of the storm:

Press Release
January 26, 2015
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Long Island Rail Road Suspending Service Because of Snow Storm

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced the departure times for the final trains expected to operate on the Long Island Rail Road tonight. Customers are urged not to wait until the last train, but to consider leaving earlier. If a branch is not listed, it means the final train departed before 7 p.m.

Eastbound

Far Rockaway
The 10:10 p.m. train from Atlantic Terminal due Far Rockaway at 11:07 p.m.

Oyster Bay
The 10:11p.m. train from Jamaica due Oyster Bay at 11:04 p.m.

Press Release
January 22, 2015
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Port Washington Branch Service Update

Customers Are Advised to Plan Ahead and Allow Extra Time for Travel

Buses will replace train service between Great Neck and Port Washington on Saturday, January 24 from 1 a.m. to 5:35 a.m. for Sperry Rail Testing. 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 approximately 500 miles of LIRR track.

Press Release
January 20, 2015
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MTA Long Island Rail Road Sets New Goals to Boost On-Time Performance & Improve Fleet Reliability

MTA Long Island Rail Road President Patrick A. Nowakowski today announced new goals for on-time performance and fleet reliability to push the LIRR to achieve better results in both categories.

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