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Press Release
January 26, 2015
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Long Island Rail Road Suspending Service Because of Snow Storm

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced the departure times for the final trains expected to operate on the Long Island Rail Road tonight. Customers are urged not to wait until the last train, but to consider leaving earlier. If a branch is not listed, it means the final train departed before 7 p.m.

Eastbound

Far Rockaway
The 10:10 p.m. train from Atlantic Terminal due Far Rockaway at 11:07 p.m.

Oyster Bay
The 10:11p.m. train from Jamaica due Oyster Bay at 11:04 p.m.

Press Release
January 22, 2015
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Port Washington Branch Service Update

Customers Are Advised to Plan Ahead and Allow Extra Time for Travel

Buses will replace train service between Great Neck and Port Washington on Saturday, January 24 from 1 a.m. to 5:35 a.m. for Sperry Rail Testing. The Sperry Rail Car, a bright yellow vehicle fitted with ultrasonic and induction test equipment, is designed to detect internal rail defects not readily visible to the eye. Defects that are found will be corrected immediately by a crew of LIRR track maintenance workers. The Sperry Rail Car is used twice a year to inspect approximately 500 miles of LIRR track.

Press Release
January 20, 2015
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MTA Long Island Rail Road Sets New Goals to Boost On-Time Performance & Improve Fleet Reliability

MTA Long Island Rail Road President Patrick A. Nowakowski today announced new goals for on-time performance and fleet reliability to push the LIRR to achieve better results in both categories.

Press Release
January 13, 2015
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On Monday, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, LIRR Will Operate on Modified Holiday Schedule with 32 Extra Westbound & Eastbound Trains

MTA Long Island Rail Road will operate on a modified Holiday Schedule with extra trains running on five branches on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Monday, January 19.

The LIRR will provide a total of 32 extra eastbound and westbound trains over and above the regular holiday schedule to accommodate travelers on the busy Babylon, Montauk, Port Jefferson, Port Washington and Ronkonkoma Branches. Off peak fares apply all day.

Press Release
January 8, 2015
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Track Work Will Impact Early Morning Train Service on Port Jefferson Branch This Coming Sunday, January 11

Six westbound trains and two eastbound trains will operate on adjusted schedules this coming Sunday morning as the Long Island Rail Road carries out an important track maintenance program.

Westbound

Press Release
December 22, 2014
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LIRR Adding Extra Trains New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day

MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide 12 additional eastbound trains on the afternoon of Wednesday, December 31 from Penn Station and 20 extra westbound trains to Penn Station and Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn for this year New Year’s Eve celebration, including the Elton John New Year’s Eve Concert at Barclays Center, located right across from Atlantic Terminal.

Press Release
December 22, 2014
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LIRR Adding 13 Extra Afternoon Eastbound Trains from Penn Station on Christmas Eve for Early Holiday Getaway

MTA Long Island Rail Road is adding 13 trains to its eastbound afternoon schedule from Penn Station on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24, to accommodate the large number of customers leaving work early to begin their Christmas holiday. The additional service from Penn Station will be provided between 12:46 p.m. and 3:48 p.m. on the Ronkonkoma, Babylon, Port Jefferson and Far Rockaway branches.

The added trains are as follow:

Ronkonkoma Branch (2 Extra Trains)  

Press Release
December 17, 2014
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MTA Board Awards Contract for New Ellison Ave. Bridge to LI Firm

The Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority today awarded a contract for the design and construction of a new bridge over the railroad tracks at Ellison Avenue in Westbury to Posillico Civil Inc., a Farmingdale, L.I.-based construction firm.

The $7 million contract was awarded to Posillico after the LIRR determined that the firm’s proposal was the best among those submitted by three companies. The project is scheduled to get underway in January. Completion is expected in 2016.

Press Release
December 15, 2014
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MTA LIRR Names New Senior Vice Presidents for Operations and Engineering and New Vice President for Marketing-Public Affairs

MTA Long Island Rail Road President Patrick A. Nowakowski today announced the appointment of David Kubicek as the Railroad’s Senior Vice-President - Operations, Bruch Pohlot as Senior Vice President – Engineering, and Edward Dumas as Vice-President - Market Development & Public Affairs, effective December 29.

Press Release
December 10, 2014
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LIRR to Impose 37-Hour Ban on Alcohol for Annual SantaCon Event

To maintain orderly travel and safe station and terminal operations during this coming weekend’s SantaCon event, alcohol will not be permitted on Long Island Rail Road trains and stations from 11 p.m. on Friday, December 12, through noon on Sunday, December 14.

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