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Press Release
March 27, 2014
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Meet the Mets With the LIRR!

The LIRR will be ready with extra service for opening day at Citi Field when the New York Mets kick off the season on Monday, March 31, and take on the Washington Nationals at 1:10 p.m. in their 2014 home opener.

Press Release
March 26, 2014
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Long Island Rail Road Unveils Simpler Ticket Plan for Hamptons Reserve Service on Cannonball Express Trains
MTA Long Island Rail Road’s popular Hamptons Reserve Service will return this summer with a simplified boarding plan in which one ticket covers the cost of both rail travel and a reserved seat aboard The Cannonball, the LIRR’s premium express train running between Penn Station and Montauk on weekends beginning May 23.
The new Hampton Reserve Service ticket plan was approved unanimously earlier today by the MTA Board of Directors at its regular meeting.
Press Release
March 25, 2014
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Buses Replace Trains at Hempstead and Country Life Press for Twelve Hours on Saturday, March 29

On Saturday, March 29, buses will replace trains between Hempstead and Garden City for twelve hours. The substitution, which will last between approximately 1:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., is being made while track workers use the track between Garden City and Hempstead to prepare for concrete tie installation.

Customers should expect up to an additional 13 minutes travel time depending on destination.

Eastbound

Press Release
March 25, 2014
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Port Washington Branch Early Morning Service Affected By Rail Inspections on Saturday, March 29

The MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide bus and van service between Great Neck and Port Washington in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 29 as track inspections are made by the Sperry Rail Car between 1:03 a.m. and 5:35 p.m.

The Sperry Rail Car, a bright yellow vehicle fitted with ultrasonic and induction test equipment, is designed to identify internal rail defects not readily visible to the eye. LIRR track maintenance workers will immediately correct defects, if any should be discovered. The Sperry Rail Car is used twice a year to inspect 500 miles of LIRR track.

Press Release
March 18, 2014
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Take LIRR to 2014 New York Auto Show at Javits Center And Save Up To 30% on Train Fare & Show Admission

Take MTA Long Island Rail Road to the 2014 New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Convention Center from April 18-27 and save up to 30% on the regular price of round trip train travel and admission to the show.

This is the 114th annual Auto Show and the largest in North America where every year, car makers show off the best of their new models, some of the hottest cars and trucks ever displayed under one roof. That means more sneak peeks, more brand new production models and more concept vehicles than ever before. It's an event auto buffs will not want to miss.

Press Release
March 18, 2014
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LIRR Adding 3 Trains to Montauk Schedule for Village’s Annual St. Patrick’s Parade on Sunday, March 23
The annual St. Patrick's Parade in Montauk, L.I. is one of the region's most popular. And once again, MTA Long Island Rail Road will be running extra trains to the oceanfront village on parade day, Sunday, March 23.  Festivities start at 10 AM with the parade set to kick off down Main Street at 11:30.
Press Release
March 12, 2014
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Buses Replace Trains on the Ronkonkoma Branch for 30 Hours Beginning on Saturday, March 15 at Midnight
Buses will replace trains on the Ronkonkoma Branch between Ronkonkoma and Pinelawn for 30 hours from 12:45 AM on Saturday, March 15 until approximately 5:30 AM Sunday, March 16 so LIRR crews can upgrade the railroad crossing at Little East Neck Road in Wyandanch. The LIRR will also take advantage of the outing to conduct Sperry Rail Testing and associated switch and signal maintenance.
Westbound (Saturday and early Sunday)
Press Release
March 11, 2014
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LIRR Offering Discount Packages to GLBT Expo
The Long Island Rail Road is offering discount rail and admission packages to the upcoming GLBT Expo at the Jacob Javits Convention Center with a savings of up to 39% for customers. 
The two-day extravaganza, now in its 21st year, is the oldest and largest consumer/business event in the United States with over 20,000 attendees each year from the GLBT Community. The show floor is filled with hundreds of exhibits in a variety of industries.
Press Release
March 11, 2014
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MTA LIRR Schedules Extra Train Service on St. Patrick's Day, Monday, March 17
MTA Long Island Rail Road has scheduled 14 extra trains - six AM westbound and eight PM eastbound - to accommodate thousands of LIRR customers who will be traveling to and from the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City on Monday, March 17.
The additional trains will supplement the LIRR’s regular weekday schedule.
No Alcoholic Beverages Allowed
Press Release
March 4, 2014
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Bus Service Will Replace Westbound Trains at Queens Village & Hollis for Track Work Over 6 Weekends Beginning March 8-9

Beginning this weekend and continuing over five more weekends in March and April, westbound train service at Queens Village and Hollis on the Hempstead Branch will be replaced by bus service as the Long Island Rail Road performs track and bridge maintenance in the area. The work is scheduled for the following weekends: March 8-9, March 15-16, March 22-23, March 29-30, April 12-13 and April 26-27.

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