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Press Release
June 1, 2018
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Service Advisory: LIRR to Perform Work on Several Branches This Weekend to Advance System Modernization and Improve Safety and Reliability

The Long Island Rail Road will perform important infrastructure work at several locations across the system this weekend, including on the Double Track project on the Ronkonkoma Branch; pre-cutover testing on the new signal system in Harold Interlocking; as well as Positive Train Control testing and Sperry rail testing on a section of the Port Washington Branch.

Press Release
May 23, 2018
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MTA Long Island Rail Road to Operate Nine Extra Trains to Kick Off Memorial Day Weekend; Enhanced Summer Service to Fire Island and Hamptons Begins

Memorial Day is coming this Monday, May 28, marking the unofficial start of summer, and the Long Island Rail Road, the best route to beaches, barbeques, and an alluring warm-weather landscape, is adding nine extra trains from Penn Station on Friday, May 25, for customers planning an early getaway.

Later in the weekend, the LIRR will operate on a regular weekend schedule on Saturday and Sunday and on a holiday schedule on Memorial Day.

The extra Friday afternoon trains will depart from Penn Station at these times:

Babylon Branch

Press Release
May 23, 2018
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LIRR President Phil Eng to hold ‘Customer Conversations’ Events Across Long Island

MTA Long Island Rail Road President Phil Eng today announced two ‘Customer Conversations’ forums, one in Nassau County and another in Suffolk County, to continue his efforts in keeping an open dialogue with LIRR customers about its service and progress on major initiatives.

Daily commuters, leisure travelers, community members and stakeholders alike are encouraged to attend and engage in constructive dialogue with President Eng and other subject matter experts who will be available to hear about their experiences, share feedback and to answer questions.

Press Release
May 21, 2018
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New LIRR ‘Summer Saturdays’ Brings $1 Fares With Monthly Ticket Holders

MTA Long Island Rail Road President Phil Eng today announced a ‘Summer Saturdays’ program to begin June 2, as a way to say “Thank you” to our monthly ticket holders for their continued patronage, and a hearty “Hello and welcome!” to guests and potential new customers.

Press Release
May 21, 2018
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LIRR Forward: Railroad Revitalization to Transform Customer Experience

MTA Long Island Rail Road President Phil Eng today announced LIRR Forward, a package of specialized actions designed to transform the efficiency of railroad operations while hardening infrastructure as we continuously strive to provide a world-class customer experience to its travelers, as they deserve nothing less. This set of initiatives mark the beginning of a new way we do business by proactively attacking the root causes of our system’s problematic areas.

Press Release
May 16, 2018
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Work on Several Branches This Weekend to Advance LIRR Safety, Reliability and Modernization Initiatives

The Long Island Rail Road will perform important infrastructure work at several locations across the system this weekend, including on the Double Track project on the Ronkonkoma Branch; pre-cutover testing on the new signal system in Harold Interlocking; as well as Positive Train Control testing and tie replacement on a section of the Port Washington Branch.

Press Release
May 9, 2018
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LIRR to Test Upgraded East Side Access Signal System at Harold Interlocking, and Service Switches and Tracks on Atlantic Branch This Saturday

Long Island Rail Road crews will test upgraded signal systems for the East Side Access project, as well as perform switch surfacing work on the Atlantic Branch to ensure system reliability this Saturday, May 12, 2018. The LIRR will suspend all work and testing the morning of Sunday, May 13, to help customers travel to and from Mother’s Day visits and activities.

Press Release
May 8, 2018
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LIRR’s May Timetable Change Brings Service Enhancements to Montauk Branch and Port Jefferson Branch and Doubles North Fork Weekend Service

Long Island Rail Road timetables change on May 21, bringing a number of schedule improvements that have been requested by customers. Other changes relate to ongoing track work and infrastructure improvements planned to take place this summer.

To help provide more seating on some of the LIRR’s busiest trains, the lengths of nine rush hour trains are being increased as part the new timetables.

Press Release
April 27, 2018
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Double Track Completion on the Horizon: Final Phases of Work Begin

The highly anticipated Double Track Project is entering final phases of work this spring, as Long Island Rail Road crews ready the infrastructure for its expected completion by end of summer.

Press Release
April 24, 2018
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LIRR to Perform Double Track Work on Main Line, Port Washington Branch Positive Train Control Tests and Rail Replacement on Atlantic Branch

Long Island Rail Road crews will be deployed on several branches throughout the system this weekend, April 28-29, performing important work on the Double Track Project on the Ronkonkoma Branch; Positive Train Control tests on the Port Washington Branch; and rail replacement on the Atlantic Branch. This work will require some changes to train schedules, as noted below.

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