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Press Release
June 30, 2016
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Long Island Rail Road to Enhance Service to East End of Long Island

More people than ever want to visit the beautiful East End of Long Island during summer weekends, and the Long Island Rail Road is adding train service to meet that demand and reduce crowding on trains. The improved, all-new service begins tomorrow, Friday, July 1, and runs every Friday through September 2.

“The changes we are launching will make it easier to get to eastern Long Island’s popular getaway destinations,” said LIRR President Patrick Nowakowski. “That means more customers for the region’s businesses and a stronger economy on the East End of Long Island.”

Press Release
June 29, 2016
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Timetable Changes Coming to the Port Jefferson Branch Over Four Consecutive Weekends Beginning July 9-10

One of two main tracks of the Port Jefferson Branch between Syosset and Huntington will be out of service for 48 hours over four consecutive weekends beginning the weekend of Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10, as the Long Island Rail Road carries out a major rail replacement project along the route.

The outage will begin each Saturday at 12:50 a.m. and continue through the weekend until 1:36 a.m. on Monday, after which train service will be fully restored. The other three weekends are July 16-17, July 23-24 and July 30-31.

Press Release
June 28, 2016
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Long Island Rail Road Adding Extra Trains for Early July 4th Getaway

MTA Long Island Rail Road is helping customers enjoy their summer holiday weekend by providing 10 additional early getaway trains on Friday and enhanced service on Thursday for those looking to escape even earlier. And that’s not all – beginning this Friday, July 1, the LIRR is offering new Fire Island Ferry connections on top of the Railroad’s already enhanced summer Montauk Branch schedule. A regular weekend schedule will be in effect on Saturday, July 2, and Sunday, July 3 (see Montauk Branch details below). LIRR will operate on a Sunday schedule on Monday, July 4.

Press Release
June 22, 2016
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Take MTA Long Island Rail Road to See Paul Simon at Forest Hills Stadium on Thurs. June 30 & Fri. July 1

MTA Long Island Rail Road is making extra stops at Forest Hills Station to accommodate fans heading to Forest Hills Stadium to see Paul Simon in concert on Thursday, June 30 and Friday, July 1. The Forest Hllls appearances mark Simon’s final two performances on a concert tour that began in April. It is also a homecoming for the Queens native who last played Forest Hills in July 1970 on Simon and Garfunkel's tour after the release of their hit “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” Simon grew up in nearby Kew Gardens Hills and graduated from Forest Hills High School.

Press Release
June 22, 2016
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Long Island Rail Road Expects a Normal Commute for Wednesday AM PEAK

MTA Long Island Rail Road is expecting a normal AM Peak commute on Wednesday after Amtrak completed repairs on a broken signal that took three tracks out of service and caused train cancellations and delays during the Tuesday evening rush hour.

The signal failure shut down three tracks at Penn Station that the LIRR normally uses to stage and run eastbound service during the PM Peak. That left the Railroad with access to just six tracks and forced the cancelations of 21 trains while 38 operated with delays. Westbound service into Penn was suspended for a time.

Press Release
June 21, 2016
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LIRR Customers Should Anticipate Delays & Cancellations During PM Rush Due to Signal Trouble at Penn Station

MTA Long Island Rail Road customers should anticipate delays and cancellations during this evening's PM rush due to signal trouble at Penn Station. Train cancellations are being announced at Penn and customers may also go to www.mta.info/lirr for details of what trains are scheduled to be canceled.

The signal problem, which is preventing the LIRR from using three tracks for eastbound service, is under repair by Amtrak, which is responsible for maintenance at Penn Station and the East River Tunnels.

Press Release
June 17, 2016
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Take MTA Long Island Rail Road to See Dolly Parton at Forest Hills Stadium on Saturday, June 25 at 7 p.m.

MTA Long Island Rail Road is making extra stops at Forest Hills Station to accommodate fans heading to Forest Hills Stadium to see the irrepressible Dolly Parton in concert on Saturday evening, June 25.

The internationally renowned singer, songwriter and actress is performing at the historic Queens venue as part of her first major U.S. and Canadian concert tour in more than 25 years. In all, Dolly is taking her “Pure & Simple” tour to 60 cities in conjunction with the release this summer of her new double-disc album of the same title.

Press Release
June 17, 2016
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Ride the LIRR Free to Some of the Summer’s Hottest Shows

Take a free ride on the Long Island Rail Road and see some of this summer’s hottest shows – featuring lots of legs and lots of legends. Customers can use special promotion codes for free round-trip travel to New York Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, Cagney the Musical and various concerts at Forest Hills Stadium.

New York Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes

Press Release
June 17, 2016
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LIRR Has Your Ride to Dead & Company at Citi Field Next Weekend

MTA Long Island Rail Road is offering plenty of train service for older “Deadheads” and newer fans of Grateful Dead music who are heading to Dead & Company concerts on Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26. LIRR will add Mets-Willets Point stops on the Port Washington Branch to assist fans before and after the concert.

Press Release
June 15, 2016
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Take LIRR and Kick Off Concert Season at Forest Hills Stadium

It’s a big kick-off concert weekend at historic Forest Hills Stadium in Queens and once again Long Island Rail Road customers have a convenient way to the venue to see some of the summer’s hottest acts.

The LIRR will be making extra stops at Forest Hills Station, just a short walk from the stadium, for the Mumford & Sons concerts on Thursday, June 16 and Friday, June 17, as well as Disclosure Presents Wild Life concert on Saturday, June 18.

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