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Press Release
March 4, 2014
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Bus Service Will Replace Westbound Trains at Queens Village & Hollis for Track Work Over 6 Weekends Beginning March 8-9

Beginning this weekend and continuing over five more weekends in March and April, westbound train service at Queens Village and Hollis on the Hempstead Branch will be replaced by bus service as the Long Island Rail Road performs track and bridge maintenance in the area. The work is scheduled for the following weekends: March 8-9, March 15-16, March 22-23, March 29-30, April 12-13 and April 26-27.

Press Release
February 21, 2014
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Repairs on LIRR’s Cranberry Hole Rd. Bridge (Rte. 33) in Amagansett Will Require Traffic Detour Feb. 24 thru Feb.28
The Cranberry Hole Road Bridge on Route 33 in Amagansett will be closed for five days beginning on Monday, February 24 so that LIRR can carry out important maintenance work on a span that has carried vehicles over the Montauk Branch tracks for nearly 100 years.
In consultation with the Town of East Hampton, vehicular traffic will be rerouted in the following way:
Press Release
February 21, 2014
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New LIRR Train Schedules Start on Monday, February 24
New MTA Long Island Rail Road timetables going into effect on Monday, February 24 include the restoration of two PM Peak eastbound Babylon Branch trains eliminated in 2010 due to budget cuts.
Press Release
February 14, 2014
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Take the LIRR Discount Travel Package to Kids Week 2014 at NYC’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Feb. 15 - Feb. 23
With the kids home from school during their annual winter break, MTA Long Island Rail Road is ready to transport you and your family on a fun-filled excursion to “Kids Week 2014” at the famed Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum beginning Saturday, February 15 and running through Sunday, February 23. Yes, come in from the cold and get in on some unforgettable, educational family fun. Participate in hands-on activities, including performances, games, cool demonstrations and much more.
Press Release
February 13, 2014
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LIRR Operating Diesel Trains for All Huntington / Port Jefferson Branch Service
MTA Long Island Rail Road will operate diesel service only on the Huntington / Port Jefferson Branch for this evening’s rush hour service.  All electric train service on the branch will terminate at Hicksville.  The seven regularly scheduled diesel trains will make local stops from Hicksville through Port Jefferson.
Press Release
February 7, 2014
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LIRR Offering Discount NYC Getaway Packages
The Long Island Rail Road wants to help you with plans and savings during Winter Recess by offering affordable packages that are just a train ride away. Try a NYC Getaway and enjoy quality time with the whole family – at a discount! 
The Long Island Rail Road has your ticket to fun and educational attractions such as:
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Press Release
February 6, 2014
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MTA Police Arrest Youth in Case of Anti-Semitic Graffiti Incidents at Long Island Rail Road’s Cedarhurst Station
MTA Police Chief Michael Coan and Acting Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter today announced the arrest of a Queens teenager on charges that he was responsible for scrawling anti-Semitic graffiti at the Long Island Rail Road station in Cedarhurst on at least eight occasions.
Press Release
January 27, 2014
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MTA LIRR Ridership Increased by 2 Percent in 2013

A surge in train travel over the last three months of 2013 helped boost MTA Long Island Rail Road’s ridership for the second year in a row with the LIRR recording a 2% jump in passenger rides over 2012 totals.

The LIRR carried 83.4 million riders in 2013, an increase of 1,640,716 passengers over the previous year. The 2 percent increase is another indication that the region’s economy is improving and that LIRR customers responded to the restoration of some service that had been cut during the Great Recession.

Press Release
January 22, 2014
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LIRR to Add Eight Trains for PM Rush Hour

The Long Island Rail Road will continue to operate on a weekend schedule for the rest of the day today (with the addition of bus service on the West Hempstead Branch and between Ronkonkoma and Greenport). The railroad will shift to a regular weekday schedule at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, January 23. To supplement train service on Wednesday’s rush hour, the LIRR will add eight eastbound trains departing Penn Station between 3:32 p.m. and 6:09 p.m. today.

Details on the extra trains are as follows:

Ronkonkoma Branch

Press Release
January 17, 2014
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Let the LIRR Take You to Super Bowl Boulevard Engineered by GMC
In the week leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII, football fans can experience Super Bowl Boulevard Engineered by GMC, which will feature many fan interactive experiences that will excite any football fan, including a 60 feet high toboggan run that will be fun for the whole family. Super Bowl Boulevard runs for 13 blocks along Broadway in Midtown Manhattan, and it starts just a block away from the Long Island Rail Road’s hub at Penn Station. 

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