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Press Release
October 30, 2013
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MTA Long Island Rail Road Unveils Restored Queens Village Station

MTA Long Island Rail Road President Helena E. Williams and Assemblywoman Barbara Clark today unveiled the newly renovated and enhanced Queens Village LIRR Station.

As a part of the project, workers have installed two new heavy duty elevators, one each serving the eastbound and westbound platforms. The new elevators are aesthetically integrated into the historic station building and platforms.

Press Release
October 23, 2013
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MTA & Long Island Rail Road Celebrate Jamaica Station’s 100th Birthday

MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast and MTA Long Island Rail Road President Helena E. Williams today marked the 100th anniversary of Jamaica Station, rededicating the historic transportation hub and transfer point for 10 of the LIRR’s 11 branches that is used by 150,000 commuters every day.

Press Release
October 21, 2013
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LIRR Greenport Service Extended Through Thanksgiving Weekend

MTA Long Island Rail Road is pleased to announce it has extended Greenport Saturday/Sunday service through Thanksgiving weekend. The additional runs will help serve the growing needs of customers who plan to visit the beautiful North Fork during the fall months.

Press Release
October 18, 2013
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MTA Police Warn LIRR Customers About Potential Bank Card Scam

The MTA Police Department is investigating a potential credit and debit card scam that has targeted Long Island Rail Road ticket vending machines (TVMs) at four locations in Nassau and Queens.

MTA Police Chief Michael Coan urged any LIRR customer who has purchased a rail ticket from an LIRR TVM at any LIRR station using a debit card or credit card to immediately check with their bank or credit card company to determine if their accounts have any unauthorized activity.

Press Release
October 18, 2013
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Buses Replace Trains on Ronkonkoma & Port Jefferson Branches for Track & Switch Work This Weekend

Buses will replace trains on the Ronkonkoma and Port Jefferson branches for varying periods from Saturday, October 19 through the early morning hours of Monday, October 21 to allow the Long Island Rail Road to perform track and switch replacement work.

Busing for Ronkonkoma Branch Switch Replacement – Sunday 9 PM to Monday 2AM               

Press Release
October 16, 2013
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Take the LIRR to Annual Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay On Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20

MTA Long Island Rail Road is offering a specially-priced travel package for seafood lovers  heading to the annual Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay, L.I. this weekend as well as extra train service and special bus service to get you to and from Long Island’s largest waterfront fair.

The package includes discounted round-trip rail from Penn Station vouchers for three free oysters on the half-shell for adults and free admission to the Slide for the children.

The package is also available from all stations on the Oyster Bay Branch and the Port Jefferson Branch.

Press Release
October 10, 2013
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Track Work Means Reduced Service on Huntington-Port Jeff Branch this Saturday, Oct. 12 thru Monday, Oct. 13

Service on the Huntington -Port Jefferson Branch will be significantly reduced between this weekend between 12:53 AM on Saturday, October 12 and 2:52 AM on Monday, October 14 so that the Long Island Rail Road can carry out a major switch replacement project.

Train service between Port Jefferson and Huntington will run once every two hours instead the regular weekend interval of once every 90 minutes. Trains between Huntington and Hicksville will run once an hour rather than the regular headway of 30 minutes.

Press Release
October 1, 2013
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Buses Replace Trains from Port Washington to Great Neck for Track Inspections During Early Morning of Saturday, October 5

Bus and van service will replace four early morning trains between Great Neck and Port Washington on Saturday, October 5 from 1:33 AM until 5:35 AM for Sperry Rail track inspections. Customers should allow up to 31 minutes of additional travel time depending on their destination.

Eastbound

Eastbound customers will travel by train to Great Neck where they will board buses or vans to Manhasset, Plandome and Port Washington.

Westbound

Press Release
October 1, 2013
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Buses Replace Trains Between Huntington and Port Jeff for Track Work on Sunday, October 6 & Sunday, October 20

Bus and van service will replace trains between Huntington and Port Jefferson from 12:30 AM until 3:30 PM on Sunday, October 6 and again on Sunday, October 20 for track work along the Port Jefferson Branch.

Westbound

Customers traveling west will board buses up to 18 minutes earlier than regularly scheduled trains at Port Jefferson, Stony Brook, St. James, Smithtown, King Park, Northport and Greenlawn for travel to Huntington where trains service resumes for points west. The train outage will affect approximately 710 customers.

Press Release
September 23, 2013
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Buses Replace Trains Midday on Tuesday, Sept. 24 & Wednesday, Sept. 25 from Huntington to Port Jeff for Sperry Rail Inspections

MTA Long Island Rail will provide bus service in place of trains between Huntington and Port Jefferson on Tuesday, September 24 and Wednesday, September 25 from 9:56 AM to 2:45 PM while rail inspections are performed.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013/Wednesday, September 25 - 9:56 AM until 3:45 PM

Westbound from Port Jefferson to Penn Station

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