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Press Release
September 22, 2014
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MTA LIRR Investing $14 Million in Safer, Wider and More Durable Escalators at 6 Stations on Busy Babylon Branch

MTA Long Island Rail Road President Patrick Nowakowski announced today that the LIRR is investing $14 million toward the installation of new, safer, wider and more durable escalators at six stations on the Babylon Branch, the latest in a series of service upgrades the Railroad has made to ensure that escalators and elevators are operating at peak efficiency systemwide.

Press Release
September 22, 2014
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MTA LIRR Is the Best Way to Barclays Center for Long Islanders Planning to Attend Islanders Pre-Season Hockey Game on Sept. 26

Attention New York Islander fans: The Long Island Rail Road will have plenty of trains to get you to Barclays Center Arena in Brooklyn on Friday night, September 26 to watch your hockey team play the New Jersey Devils at the Islander’s future home in Brooklyn.

Press Release
September 18, 2014
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Take MTA LIRR to the “Maker Faire” at Queens Hall of Science on Saturday, September 20 & Sunday, September 21

On Saturday and Sunday, September 20 and 21, Port Washington Branch trains willmake stops at Mets-Willets Point Station from 8:30 Am until 8:30 PM for customers attending the World Maker Faire at the Queens Hall of Science.

Billed as the “Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, the Maker Faire is a family friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness as well as a celebration of the Maker movement.

Press Release
September 18, 2014
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LIRR Providing Extra Service to Forest Hills for Concerts by “The Replacements” on Sept. 19 and “Phil Lesh & Friends” on Sept. 21

MTA Long Island Rail Road will be providing extra train service to Forest Hills Station in Queens for two upcoming concerts, one by the pioneering alternative rock band The Replacements tomorrow, Friday, September 19 and a concert by Grateful Dead alum Phil Lesh (and Friends) on Sunday, September 21.

The LIRR’s Forest Hills Station is located on the LIRR's Main Line --  just a short distance from Forest Hills Stadium.

Extra Service Friday, September 19 for The Replacements Concert 

Press Release
September 18, 2014
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MTA Long Island Rail Road is Co-Sponsoring ‘Car Free Day’ on Long Island on Monday, September 22
MTA Long Island Rail Road is co-sponsoring the 2nd Annual Car Free Day Long Island on Monday, 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.
Press Release
September 8, 2014
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MTA LIRR Schedules Public Hearing on Proposed Restoration of Weekend/Holiday Service on the LIRR’s West Hempstead Branch
MTA Long Island Rail Road will hold a public hearing on a plan to restore weekend and holiday service on the West Hempstead Branch year-round on Monday, September 15 at Malverne Village Hall located at 99 Church Street in Malverne, N.Y. The public hearing will begin at 5 PM.
Press Release
September 4, 2014
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ADA Accessibility Planned for LIRR’s Mets-Willets Point Station As Part of $9.7 Million Renovation That Includes a New Elevator
The MTA Long Island Rail Road’s Mets-Willets Point Station, the destination for U.S. Open tennis and New York Mets baseball, will be fully accessible to the disabled for the first time in 2016 as part of a $9.7 million station renovation.
Press Release
September 3, 2014
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LIRR Service to Belmont Park Resumes on Friday, September 5
Press Release
August 28, 2014
IMMEDIATE
Buses Replace Trains for Track Work between Ronkonkoma & Greenport Weekdays Midday from Tuesday, September 2 through Friday, November 14

Buses will replace weekday trains between Greenport and Ronkonkoma during off-peak, midday hours beginning next Tuesday, September 2 and continuing through Friday, November 14 to allow the LIRR to renew grade crossings and replace track ties along the route.

Railroad crews will be replacing wood ties from Ronkonkoma to Riverhead and renewing grade crossings at Yaphank-Moriches Road and Bellport Avenue, both in Yaphank, Love Lane in Mattituck and Mill Road crossing in Riverhead. This work is part of a $50 million federally funded Annual State of Good Repair Track Program.

Press Release
August 26, 2014
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Long Island Rail Road Adding 8 Early Afternoon Eastbound Trains on Friday, August 29 to Speed Your Getaway for the Labor Day Weekend
MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide eight additional early-afternoon trains from Penn Station on Friday, August 29, for customers planning to get away early to start the Labor Day Weekend. There will be three extra Babylon trains, three extra Port Jefferson Branch trains, one extra train on the Port Washington Branch and one extra train to Far Rockaway.
Extra Train Service from Penn Station, Friday, August 29

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