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Press Release
August 15, 2016
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Take Long Island Rail Road to Zac Brown Concert at Citi Field on Friday, Aug. 19

Zac Brown and his Grammy Award-winning band are coming to Citi Field on Friday, August 19 and MTA Long Island Rail Road is all tuned up with frequent Port Washington Branch train service for fans to Mets-Willets Point Station at the doorstep of the stadium. Since 2009, the Zac Brown Band has earned more than 50 award nominations from the Grammys, the Academy of Country Music, the American Music Awards, the Country Music Association and Country Music Television, and has won eight.

Press Release
August 11, 2016
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LIRR Getaway to Historic Oyster Bay Village

Spend an enjoyable day in President Theodore Roosevelt’s hometown of Oyster Bay Village, one of the most picturesque and historic areas on the North Shore of Nassau County, by taking advantage of the Long Island Rail Road’s popular discount Getaway package – available only four more weekends.

Press Release
August 10, 2016
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Ride the Long Island Rail Road to Long Island Wine Country

Wine-down on any of nine Saturdays from August 20 through November 5 with a relaxing day in Long Island's North Fork region on a Long Island Rail Road’s Wine Country Getaway.

On this guided tour, you will visit three wineries, complete with tastings at each winery and enjoy live entertainment as you sip some of the region's best wines. Enjoy epicurean delights too — with a buffet lunch and the opportunity to purchase locally grown, fresh produce at local farms. It's the perfect way to spend a day in late summer or early fall.

Press Release
August 9, 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 being held Tuesday, August 23 through Sunday, August 28 at the famed Bethpage Black golf course.

Press Release
August 9, 2016
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Buses Replace LIRR Trains for Track Work Between Farmingdale & Ronkonkoma Over the Weekends of Aug. 13-14 and 20-21

Buses will replace trains on the Long Island Rail Road’s Ronkonkoma Branch between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma for 48-hours over the consecutive weekends of August 13-14 and August 20-21 for track work and the renewal of the railroad crossing at Straight Path in Wyandanch.

Press Release
August 3, 2016
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Track Work Weekend of Aug. 6-7 Will Impact Service on Port Jeff, Montauk, Oyster Bay, Babylon, Ronkonkoma, Far Rockaway & W. Hempstead Branches

MTA Long Island Rail Road customers traveling on the Port Jefferson, Montauk, Oyster Bay, Babylon, Ronkonkoma, Far Rockaway and West Hempstead Branches over the weekend of August 6 and August 7 should allow extra travel time as the LIRR undertakes important maintenance projects keeping both the Main Line and the Port Jefferson Branch in a state of good repair.

The most significant impacts to service will be on the Port Jefferson, Montauk and Oyster Bay Branches.

Press Release
July 25, 2016
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MTA Long Island Rail Road Resuming Year-Round Weekend Service to Greenport and the North Fork

MTA Long Island Rail Road President Patrick A. Nowakowski today announced that the LIRR plans to provide weekend service to Greenport on a year-round basis.

Weekend service to Greenport, the seaside village and popular summer and fall destination on Suffolk County's North Fork, was scheduled to end after the Thanksgiving Weekend.

"This is a noteworthy improvement in our service to the East End of Long Island," Nowakowski said.

Press Release
July 18, 2016
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LIRR PM Rush Hour Advisory

MTA Long Island Rail Road customers should expect delays and possible cancellations for this evenings rush hour. Repairs are ongoing, but may not be fully completed before the evening rush. We will provide further updates as the PM peak service period draws closer later in the day.

Press Release
July 18, 2016
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LIRR Expects Westbound Delays and Some Cancellations During AM Rush

LIRR Morning Rush Advisory

Customers are advised to expect delays and some westbound trains canceled and/or diverted to Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn and Hunterspoint Ave. during this morning’s rush hour due to a derailed, non-passenger track work car east of Woodside.

The following trains are being canceled and/or diverted:

Babylon Branch

Press Release
July 6, 2016
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Take MTA Long Island Rail Road to See Bob Dylan at Forest Hills Stadium on Friday July 8

MTA Long Island Rail Road has amped up service to Forest Hills Stadium for customers going to see legendary artist Bob Dylan in concert on Friday, July 8. Dylan fans will have numerous opportunities to catch trains before and after the show.

The legendary folk singer/song writer, known for his politically and socially influenced performances in the 60’s, returns to Forest Hills Stadium for the first time in 51 years. Dylan and his band will be joined by guest opener Mavis Staples.

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