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Press Release
June 24, 2019
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MTA to Extend Popular LIRR Atlantic Ticket Program for Additional Year

Long Island Rail Road President Phillip Eng today announced that the LIRR will continue its Atlantic Ticket field study for an additional year.

Atlantic Ticket offers discounted LIRR fares for customers traveling between Brooklyn and seven stations in Queens. The study, which began in June 2018, is measuring the impact the lower fare is having on ridership on the LIRR and New York City Transit’s subways and buses.

Press Release
June 7, 2019
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MTA to Begin Transformational Work to Build New Seventh Avenue Penn Station Entrance and Expand and Brighten LIRR Concourse

During Construction, Starting June 17, Customers to Experience Changes to Ticket Booths + Train Information Board

Current Entrance to Remain Open: LIRR Launching Customer Awareness Campaign to Keep Navigation Seamless; Encourages Use of West End Concourse Near Eighth Avenue, eTix, and MYmta Apps For Service Info

Construction on Overall "East End Gateway" Project to Be Completed in 2020

Press Release
May 29, 2019
IMMEDIATE
LIRR Summer Saturdays Return for 2019

For 12 consecutive Saturdays from June 1 through August 24, the Long Island Rail Road will honor all monthly tickets for travel to and from all LIRR stations, regardless of what stations are printed on the ticket. Monthly ticketholders traveling on these days will be able to bring up to four additional travelers for only $1 per person each way. The special ticketing policies mark the return of LIRR Summer Saturdays, a popular program that launched last year to as a LIRR customer benefit.

Press Release
May 23, 2019
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LIRR to Replace Cherry Lane Bridge in Carle Place

The Long Island Rail Road today announced that crews working on the LIRR Expansion Project will replace the 66-year-old bridge that carries the Main Line over Cherry Lane in Carle Place. The work will result in a 48-hour suspension of train service between Mineola and Hicksville on the weekend of June 1-2.

Press Release
May 21, 2019
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MTA Long Island Rail Road to Operate 10 Extra Trains to Kick Off Memorial Day Weekend; Enhanced Summer Service to Fire Island and Hamptons Begins

Kicking off the unofficial start to summer, the Long Island Rail Road is adding 10 extra trains from Penn Station on Friday, May 24, 2019, for customers planning an early getaway for the upcoming long weekend.

Over this Memorial Day weekend, the LIRR will operate on a regular weekend schedule on Saturday and Sunday and on a holiday schedule on Memorial Day, May 27.

Press Release
May 7, 2019
IMMEDIATE
MTA LIRR: the Best Way to Get to PGA Championship at Bethpage Black

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Long Island Rail Road today announced added train service to help tens of thousands of golf fans reach the newly renovated Farmingdale Station en route to the PGA Bethpage Black tournament May 13-19, 2019.

Once fans reach Farmingdale Station, complimentary shuttle buses provided by the PGA will be available for the short ride to Bethpage State Park and the Main Spectator Entrance. Golf fans are encouraged to purchase Round-Trip tickets before boarding trains, as tickets bought onboard cost more.

Press Release
May 2, 2019
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Amtrak to Begin New Round of Track and Infrastructure Work at Penn Station - LIRR Service Levels Starting July 1 to Remain Consistent With Current Schedules

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that, despite additional Amtrak work at Penn Station in July and August, Long Island Rail Road summer service levels will remain consistent with current levels.

Starting on May 20, a temporary break in Amtrak’s Penn Station state-of-good-repair trackwork will allow the restoration of 10 Long Island Rail Road trains that were diverted or canceled in January as a result of Amtrak's continuing work at Penn Station. Once Amtrak's work resumes, just before July, services levels will return to current levels.

Press Release
April 26, 2019
IMMEDIATE
Using Ultrasonic Technology, LIRR to Perform Cyclical Rail Safety Testing on Montauk Branch

The Long Island Rail Road will perform cyclical rail safety tests on the Montauk Branch between Babylon and Montauk during off-peak hours on Monday, April 29, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m, requiring buses to substitute for trains between these stations during this period. The testing will continue along the Montauk Branch during overnight hours from 10:35 p.m. until 3:30 a.m. on the overnights Tuesday, April 30, and again Wednesday, May 1, requiring buses to substitute for trains between Patchogue and Montauk.

Press Release
April 14, 2019
IMMEDIATE
MTA Begins Major Construction at Covert Avenue in the Village of New Hyde Park to Eliminate Street-Level Railroad Crossing
Project Includes New Roadway Underpass for Motor Vehicles, Improving Safety and Railroad Reliability;
Press Release
April 12, 2019
IMMEDIATE
LIRR to Replace Switch in Richmond Hill, Queens, April 13-14, and Install Cellular Brackets in Brooklyn Tunnel

Long Island Rail Road crews will replace a switch in Richmond Hill, Queens, on the weekend of April 13-14, and crews working in the tunnels to Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn, will install brackets that will help enable the tunnel’s forthcoming cellular service.

In order to allow this work to occur, the railroad will suspend train service between Jamaica and Atlantic Terminal from 12:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, to 4:30 a.m. on Monday, April 15.

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