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Press Release
April 14, 2016
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MTA Long Island Rail Road Providing Extra Service for New York Islanders’ Playoff Games at Barclays Center in Brooklyn

The New York Islanders have made it to the postseason once again, and MTA Long Island Rail Road is providing extra service to Barclays Center in Brooklyn to ensure you don’t miss any of the action. As the Islanders host the Panthers on Sunday, April 17, Wednesday, April 20, and Sunday, April 24 (if necessary) – LIRR will continue to provide extra trains heading to hockey games at Barclays Center.

Press Release
April 6, 2016
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Bus Service Will Replace Early Morning Trains between Great Neck and Port Washington for Sperry Rail Testing on Saturday, April 16

Buses will replace trains between between Great Neck and Port Washington for Sperry Rail Testing on Saturday, April 16 from 1:10 a.m. until 5:35 a.m. 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 500 miles of LIRR track.

Eastbound

Press Release
April 6, 2016
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Revised Schedules for Babylon, Far Rockaway, Hempstead, Montauk, Oyster Bay, Port Jeff & West Hempstead Branches for Track Work

Train schedules on the Babylon, Far Rockaway, Hempstead, Montauk, Oyster Bay, Port Jefferson and West Hempstead branches for the weekend of April 16-17 are being adjusted to allow the Long Island Rail Road to carry out an important infrastructure upgrade – the installation of new concrete railroad ties along a 7-mile stretch between Rockville Centre and Valley Stream.

Press Release
March 31, 2016
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LIRR Announces Start of $23.9 Million Modernization of Wantagh Station

MTA Long Island Rail Road today announced that the planned $23.9 million rehabilitation of the LIRR’s Wantagh Station is getting underway with Long Island-based Fortunato Sons Contracting, Inc., as the primary contractor on a project expected to create 100 construction jobs.

Press Release
March 30, 2016
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The MTA Long Island Rail Road is the Best Way to Catch 2016 Mets Baseball!

Our National League champion New York Mets return to Citi Field on Friday, April 8 to play their 2016 home opener against the Philadelphia Phillies and MTA Long Island Rail Road is once again providing special train service to Mets-Willets Point Station and the ballpark.

Take the LIRR for direct service to Citi Field from Penn Station, Woodside, and all stations on the Port Washington Branch with trains stopping at Mets-Willets Point every 30 minutes before, during and after games.

Press Release
March 29, 2016
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Buses Replace Trains between Ronkonkoma & Hicksville on Saturday, April 9 & Sunday, April 10 for Double Track Project Construction

Ronkonkoma Branch customers planning to ride the Long Island Rail Road over the weekend of Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10, are advised to plan ahead and allow for extra travel time as bus service replaces trains service in both directions between Ronkonkoma and Hicksville.

The busing program will begin at 12:45 a.m. Saturday and continue all day Sunday through 12:45 a.m. on Monday, April 11 as the LIRR carries out Double Track construction work, a crossing renewal project and Sperry Rail testing during a 48-hour track outage.

Press Release
March 29, 2016
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Governor Cuomo Announces Contract Award for Environmental Consultant for LIRR Expansion Project

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the hiring of a consulting firm to assist in the environmental review and formal community engagement process for the LIRR Main Line Expansion Project, which calls for adding a third track along a critical 9.8-mile section of LIRR’s Main Line between Floral Park and Hicksville Stations.

Press Release
March 23, 2016
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Buses Replace Trains between Huntington and Port Jefferson for Sperry Rail Testing on Tuesday, April 5 & Wednesday, April 6 from 10:45 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.

Buses will replace trains between Huntington and Port Jefferson for Sperry Rail Testing on Tuesday, April 5 and Wednesday, April 6 between 10:45 p.m. and 3:30 a.m. 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.

Eastbound

Press Release
March 23, 2016
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LIRR Adding 10 Extra Eastbound Trains from Penn on Good Friday, March 25

The Long Island Rail Road will provide additional eastbound service on Friday, March 25 for customers leaving work early on Good Friday, the start of the Easter weekend.

The Railroad will operate a regular weekday schedule with 10 additional trains departing Penn Station between 1:49 p.m. and 3:48 p.m. There will be four additional trains on the Babylon Branch, three on the Port Jefferson Branch, one each on the Port Washington, Ronkonkoma and Far Rockaway branches. In addition, one other Port Jefferson train will make an extra stop at Jamaica

Press Release
March 22, 2016
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Buses Replace Trains between Ronkonkoma & Central Islip on Saturday, April 2 & Sunday, April 3 for Double Track Construction & Other Maintenance Projects

Buses will replace trains on the Long Island Rail Road’s Ronkonkoma Branch between Ronkonkoma and Central Islip over the weekend of Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 for Double Track construction and other maintenance projects. The work will begin at 12:37 a.m. on Saturday and continue all day Sunday, wrapping up at 12:32 a.m. Monday, April 4.

Eastbound

Customers will take the train to Central Islip where they will board buses for Ronkonkoma with up to 23 minutes of additional travel time.

Westbound

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