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Press Release
September 20, 2016
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MTA Long Island Rail Road is Co-Sponsoring ‘Car Free Day’ on Long Island on Thursday, September 22

MTA Long Island Rail Road is co-sponsoring the 4th Annual Car Free Day Long Island on Thursday, September 22, the day supporters hope thousands of Long Islanders who usually drive will leave their car at home and take the LIRR to work, school, or to run errands.

Press Release
September 15, 2016
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Demolition to Begin on Long Island Rail Road’s Little Neck Station Pedestrian Overpass

Demolition of the MTA Long Island Rail Road’s Little Neck Station pedestrian overpass, along the Port Washington Branch, will take place this weekend, starting 6 p.m. Friday night, September 16, and continuing through 12 noon on Saturday, September 17.

The 54-foot steel truss overpass bridge, which links the eastbound and westbound platforms, was installed back in 1989 and is being replaced. Installation of a new prefabricated pedestrian bridge is tentatively scheduled for late October.

Press Release
September 13, 2016
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Weekend Work Impacts Long Island Rail Road Ronkonkoma and Babylon Branches

MTA Long Island Rail Road customers traveling on the Ronkonkoma, Babylon, Montauk, Far Rockaway and West Hempstead branches over the weekend of Saturday, September 17, and Sunday, September 18, are advised to plan ahead and should allow extra travel time as the LIRR replaces switches in Bethpage that are used to switch trains from one track to another. Starting at 11:45 p.m. on Friday, September 16, one of two tracks between Hicksville and Farmingdale will be taken out of service to accommodate the weekend work.

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
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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
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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
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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

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