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Press Release
February 20, 2018
IMMEDIATE
Service Advisory: Timetable and Service Changes Weekend of February 24-25

Long Island Rail Road crews will perform testing on a new signal system this coming weekend, February 24-25, at Harold Interlocking, an important step that bolsters progress on the East Side Access project. The newly installed signal system, when it is put into use this spring, will ensure smooth and improved train service through this integral interlocking, containing numerous switches that route trains to a different number of tracks.

Press Release
February 9, 2018
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See The City With LIRR Getaways

Beat cabin fever this winter – and save up to 35% off! – with newly created packages to New York City’s most sought-after destinations. Join us in soaking in some culture and fun with our one-day getaways at mta.info/lirr/getaways/.                                                                                           

     New! Gulliver’s Gate – Daily Until April 30, 2018.

Press Release
February 6, 2018
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Service Advisory: Buses to Substitute For Trains on Section of Ronkonkoma Branch This Weekend

The Long Island Rail Road today announced that this weekend, February 10-11, 2018, from Saturday at 12:48 a.m., through 12:40 a.m. on Monday, buses will substitute for trains to/and from stations at Hicksville, Bethpage, Farmingdale, Pinelawn, Wyandanch, Deer Park, Brentwood, Central Islip, and Ronkonkoma as the LIRR works to install a new switch and perform other construction related to the Double Track Project.
This work had been previously scheduled for the weekend of January 20-21, but was postponed and rescheduled for this coming weekend.

Press Release
January 19, 2018
IMMEDIATE
From Rail to Sea: Save With LIRR Package Deal to the 2018 New York Boat Show®

The Long Island Rail Road has partnered with the Progressive Insurance® New York Boat Show®, taking place January 24-28, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, to offer rail customers special discounts with a combined ticket option.

Press Release
January 18, 2018
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Service Advisory: LIRR Ronkonkoma Branch to Operate on Normal Schedule This Weekend

The Long Island Rail Road today announced that previously announced track work scheduled for this weekend, January 20-21, for the Ronkonkoma Branch, is being postponed. The railroad will operate regular weekend train service on the Ronkonkoma Branch this Saturday and Sunday.

Bus service that was previously scheduled to substitute for trains between Ronkonkoma Station and Hicksville during this time is no longer necessary.

Press Release
January 12, 2018
IMMEDIATE
Platform Replacement at Stewart Manor LIRR Station to Begin January 16

Stewart Manor LIRR station is receiving a slate of enhancements designed to improve the customer experience as well as strengthen safety initiatives at this stop along the Hempstead Branch. Two brand new platforms will be built, along with new platform shelters featuring artwork displays, LED lights throughout the station, new signage, security cameras, Wi-Fi accessibility, and help points, which consist of a button to summon for help in a medical or other emergency situation.

Press Release
January 12, 2018
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Governor Cuomo Announces Rail Laying for 13 Mile Double Track Project Completed This Month

Specialized Track-Laying Machine that Lays Rail 10x Faster than Before, Combined with Design-Build Construction, Will Allow for Entire Project to be Completed 16 Months Ahead of Schedule

While Touring Second Track, Governor Announces 24 LIRR Projects

Totaling $1 Billion to be Completed in 2018; 21 Additional LIRR Projects Will Break Ground This Year, Part of Governor's $6.6 Billion Transformation of Commuter Rail

Press Release
January 10, 2018
IMMEDIATE
Positive Train Control Work on Oyster Bay Branch This Weekend

The Long Island Rail Road will install platform and communication cases as part of the Positive Train Control implementation on the weekend of January 13-14, 2018.

Press Release
January 5, 2018
IMMEDIATE
Service Advisory: Buses to Substitute For Trains on Four January Weekends Between Hicksville and Ronkonkoma

During the weekends of January 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, and 27-28, from Saturday at 12:48 a.m., through 12:46 a.m. on Monday each weekend, buses will substitute for trains beween stations Hicksville, Farmingdale, Pinelawn, Wyandanch, Deer Park, Brentwood, Central Islip, and Ronkonkoma as the LIRR works to replace switches and perform other construction related to the Double Track Project.

Press Release
December 27, 2017
IMMEDIATE
Extra LIRR Service for New Year’s Weekend Starting With 13 Extra Eastbound Afternoon Departures for Early Friday Getaway

MTA Long Island Rail Road is ready to help customers ring in the New Year with extra train service for the extended holiday weekend, beginning with additional eastbound trains to accommodate customers leaving work early on Friday, December 29. The railroad will also run additional westbound trains on New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31, for revelers heading to the city to celebrate, as well as extra service early New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 2018, to get partygoers safely back home.

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