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Press Release
August 6, 2019
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LIRR to Continue Switch Replacement East of Syosset August 10-11 and 17-18

MTA Long Island Rail Road today announced that crews will complete the replacement of the switches east of Syosset over the weekends of August 10-11 and 17-18. These devices allow the railroad to safely switch trains from one track to another between Huntington and Hicksville. The new switches will improve safety and service reliability and keep the LIRR system in a state of good repair.

Press Release
July 25, 2019
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LIRR to Replace Switches Near Syosset During Weekends of July 27-28 and August 3-4

MTA Long Island Rail Road announced that on two consecutive weekends of July 27-28, and again on August 3-4, crews will replace switches east of Syosset at a location known as Amott Interlocking. Switches allow the railroad to move trains from one track to another between Huntington and Hicksville. The new switches will ensure continued safety and service reliability on the branch, and keep the LIRR system in a state-of-good repair.

Press Release
July 22, 2019
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LIRR Receives Gold Award for Safety from the American Public Transportation Association for 2019

MTA Long Island Rail Road today announced that it has received the American Public Transportation Association’s 2019 Gold Award for Safety, in recognition of the important incident prevention work performed by the LIRR’s Right of Way Task Force. The Gold Award is the national body’s highest form of recognition for safety.

Press Release
July 22, 2019
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LIRR to Introduce Private Space for Breastfeeding Moms at Penn Station

MTA Long Island Rail Road President Phillip Eng today announced that the LIRR will install a private space at Penn Station for moms who are nursing children on the go. The space, known as a lactation pod, is planned to be installed in the LIRR’s customer waiting room by this fall. It will be available upon request to the waiting room attendant.

Lactation pods are now located in many airports. LIRR customers, Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic had recently asked the LIRR to find a way to accommodate breastfeeding moms.

Press Release
July 15, 2019
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Crews to Install LIRR Bridge at Urban Avenue in New Cassel July 20-21

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that on the weekend of July 20-21, crews working on the Long Island Rail Road Expansion Project will move a new pre-assembled LIRR bridge into place at Urban Avenue in New Cassel. The bridge replaces a previous at-grade railroad crossing at the site that closed to traffic on March 8.

With the work taking place that weekend as planned, the project team remains on pace to reopen Urban Avenue this fall as a two-way underpass with a sidewalk on the west side.

Press Release
July 11, 2019
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LIRR’s July 15 Timetable Changes Allow for LIRR Systemwide Summer Track Work

Crews will be busy at work throughout the Long Island Rail Road this summer making infrastructure upgrades that will enable the railroad to improve service and ensure long-term service reliability. As a result of the work, the Long Island Rail Road is advising customers that new timetables go into effect July 15 with some changes lasting for seven weeks through September 2.

Press Release
July 10, 2019
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Weekend of July 13-14: LIRR to Replace Track Switch in Syosset and Perform Cyclical Rail Safety Tests on the Port Washington Branch

MTA Long Island Rail Road today announced that this coming weekend, July 13-14, crews will replace a switch east of Syosset station, and on Saturday, July 13, will perform cyclical rail safety tests on the Port Washington Branch. As a result of this important work, there will be service changes on the Port Jefferson Branch and the Port Washington Branch. Details are below.

Press Release
July 8, 2019
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Governor Cuomo Announces New Elmont Train Station, the First New Full-Time LIRR Station in Nearly 50 Years

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the transformational $1.26 billion Belmont Park Redevelopment Project will benefit from a full-time Long Island Rail Road train station, the first full-time LIRR station in nearly 50 years, helping mitigate traffic concerns and providing a new amenity to the Elmont community.

Press Release
July 1, 2019
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LIRR to Offer Eight Extra Trains on Wednesday, July 3, to Help Customers Celebrate Independence Day

The Long Island Rail Road will provide extra eastbound service on Wednesday, July 3, for customers to get a head start and celebrate the Fourth of July by adding eight extra trains from Penn Station. Information about the extra trains will be available in timetables and the Mymta App, MTA.info website, LIRR Train Time app and on station departure boards. The extra early-afternoon trains will depart Penn Station starting at 2:08 p.m.

Press Release
June 27, 2019
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LIRR to Perform Track Work, Roadway Crossing Surfacing and Rail Safety Tests June 29-30

MTA Long Island Rail Road today announced that this coming weekend, June 29-30, crews will install a switch at Hicksville, perform surfacing work at Covert Avenue in New Hyde Park, where crews are preparing to install a bridge that will replace the former at-grade crossing, and conduct ultrasonic and induction rail testing between Huntington and Port Jefferson. As a result, service changes will in place on the Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma Branches.

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