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Press Release
September 14, 2017
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LIRR Making Extra Stops at Mets-Willets Point for Meadows Music & Arts Festival at Citi Field This Weekend, Sept. 15-17

The Long Island Rail Road will operate special service to Mets-Willets Point Station for customers attending the Meadows Music and Arts Festival at Citi Field and Flushing Meadows in Queens from Friday, Sept. 15, through Sunday, Sept. 17. Trains will continue to stop at Mets-Willets Point until each day’s event has ended and all fans have been accommodated from the event, which runs 11:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day.

Press Release
September 14, 2017
IMMEDIATE
LIRR Operating Extra Afternoon Eastbound Service This Month for Customers Observing Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

The Long Island Rail Road will bolster service to mark the start of two Jewish holidays, including Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, on Wednesday, Sept. 20, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, on Friday, Sept. 29, by providing ten extra afternoon eastbound trains from Penn Station.

Press Release
September 9, 2017
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LIRR Trains to Stop at Citi Field for Yankees Games Next Week

Due to Hurricane Irma, which is expected to sweep through Florida this weekend, three games between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays that were scheduled to be played at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, have been moved to Citi Field on Sept. 11, 12 and 13. As with all baseball games at Citi Field, the LIRR is ready to provide convenient train service to and from every game. The trip from Penn Station is just 15 minutes, and fans coming from Long Island can take any branch to Woodside to change to a five-minute ride to the stadium.

Press Release
September 6, 2017
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Double Track Work on Two September Weekends Will Improve LIRR Service; Buses to Substitute for Trains at Wyandanch, Deer Park, Brentwood, Central Islip and Ronkonkoma

During the weekends of Sept. 9-10 and 16-17, Long Island Rail Road crews will conduct critical work to advance the LIRR’s Ronkonkoma Branch Double Track Project, which will improve train service by allowing for half-hourly, off-peak service in both directions, increased reverse peak service, and greater flexibility to minimize the impact of service disruptions along the branch. As a result of this work, buses will substitute for LIRR trains at Wyandanch, Deer Park, Brentwood, Central Islip and Ronkonkoma stations for those two 48-hour periods.

Press Release
August 29, 2017
IMMEDIATE
LIRR Adding Extra Early Afternoon Service on Friday, September 1, for Early Labor Day Weekend Getaway

MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide additional early afternoon trains on Friday, September 1, for customers planning an early getaway for the Labor Day Weekend. Eight additional trains will depart from Penn Station between 1:49 p.m. and 3:48 p.m. and will operate to Babylon, Far Rockaway, Huntington and Ronkonkoma, and one additional Montauk-bound train will operate from Jamaica after receiving passengers from trains originating at Penn Station and Atlantic Terminal. Details on the Friday getaway trains are included below.

Press Release
August 24, 2017
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MTA to Restore Regular LIRR Weekday Service on Tuesday, Sept. 5, Following Amtrak’s Return to Regularly Scheduled Operations at Penn Station

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that the Long Island Rail Road will resume regular weekday service on Tuesday, September 5. This follows Amtrak’s announcement today that regularly scheduled operations will resume at Penn Station on Tuesday, September 5. As a result:

Press Release
August 17, 2017
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LIRR Replacing Switches & Inspecting Track in Double Track Project Territory on Saturday, Aug. 19

As part of its Double Track Project to increase track capacity, service frequency and reliability on the Ronkonkoma Branch, as well as ongoing inspection and repair work for general reliability and safety, the Long Island Rail Road is conducting high-tech rail inspections, switch replacement and other track work between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma in the early morning hours of Saturday, Aug. 19.

Press Release
July 29, 2017
IMMEDIATE
LIRR Updates Summer Schedule Based on Customer Demand

Today the MTA announced that effective Wednesday, August 2, there will no longer be temporary ferry service from Long Island City, and temporary bus service will be reduced to an hourly frequency during rush periods.

Press Release
July 21, 2017
IMMEDIATE
LIRR Timetables Change July 24 to Add Peak-Hour Connections to Brooklyn During Amtrak Track Work at Penn Station, and to Enable Off-Peak Babylon Branch Track Work

New Long Island Rail Road timetables going into effect on Monday, July 24, will make adjustments to train schedules to add connections to AM peak-hour Brooklyn-bound trains during the remaining weeks of reduced capacity resulting from Amtrak’s track work at Penn Station. During off-peak hours, mid-day schedule changes to the Babylon Branch will allow crews to ramp up track renewal between Wantagh and Babylon. There will be no changes to weekend train schedules.

Press Release
July 12, 2017
IMMEDIATE
Construction July 15-16 for Double Track Project to Improve LIRR Service; Buses to Substitute for Trains at Central Islip and Ronkonkoma

On Saturday and Sunday, July 15-16, crews will conduct critical work to advance the Long Island Rail Road’s Ronkonkoma Branch Double Track Project, which will improve train service by allowing for half-hourly, off-peak service in both directions, increased reverse peak service, and greater flexibility to minimize the impact of service disruptions along the branch. As a result of this weekend’s work, buses will substitute for LIRR trains at Central Islip and Ronkonkoma for 48 hours.

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