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Press Release
January 10, 2018
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Positive Train Control Work on Oyster Bay Branch This Weekend

The Long Island Rail Road will install platform and communication cases as part of the Positive Train Control implementation on the weekend of January 13-14, 2018.

Press Release
January 5, 2018
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Service Advisory: Buses to Substitute For Trains on Four January Weekends Between Hicksville and Ronkonkoma

During the weekends of January 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, and 27-28, from Saturday at 12:48 a.m., through 12:46 a.m. on Monday each weekend, buses will substitute for trains beween stations Hicksville, Farmingdale, Pinelawn, Wyandanch, Deer Park, Brentwood, Central Islip, and Ronkonkoma as the LIRR works to replace switches and perform other construction related to the Double Track Project.

Press Release
December 27, 2017
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Extra LIRR Service for New Year’s Weekend Starting With 13 Extra Eastbound Afternoon Departures for Early Friday Getaway

MTA Long Island Rail Road is ready to help customers ring in the New Year with extra train service for the extended holiday weekend, beginning with additional eastbound trains to accommodate customers leaving work early on Friday, December 29. The railroad will also run additional westbound trains on New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31, for revelers heading to the city to celebrate, as well as extra service early New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 2018, to get partygoers safely back home.

Press Release
December 27, 2017
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LIRR to Construct Two New Elevators at Murray Hill Station

The Long Island Rail Road today announced it had awarded a $8.6 million contract to build two new elevators at the Murray Hill LIRR station. The elevators will meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements and will connect customers from street level to the platforms. Several other upgrades are included in the project to improve platforms, and install new security cameras, lighting and signage. Work is expected to begin in March.

Press Release
December 21, 2017
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LIRR Adding 13 Extra Afternoon Trains from Penn Station on Friday, December 22, for Holiday Weekend Getaway

MTA Long Island Rail Road is adding 13 trains from Penn Station to its regular eastbound afternoon schedule on Friday, December 22, to accommodate the large number of customers leaving work early to get a head start on their holiday weekend. The additional departures from Penn Station will be provided between 12:43 p.m. and 3:31 p.m. as follows:

Babylon Branch (6 Extra Trains)

Press Release
December 13, 2017
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MTA Board Approves Contract For Transformative LIRR Modernization

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board on Wednesday approved a design-build contract with 3rd Track Constructors (3TC), to complete the design and construction of the crucial Long Island Rail Road Expansion Project. Several expert firms have joined together to form 3TC, including Dragados USA, Inc., John P. Picone Inc., CCA Civil, Inc., and Halmar International LLC, with Stantec as the design professional, as well as Cameron Engineering, and Rubenstein Associates leading the community outreach team.

Press Release
December 8, 2017
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LIRR Announces Timetable Changes Due to Amtrak’s Work to Renew Penn Station Tracks

As a result of Amtrak’s previously announced track work at Penn Station to take place beginning January 5, MTA Long Island Rail Road today announced that it will reroute five of the 98 morning rush hour trains that normally go to Penn Station and three of the 86 evening rush hour trains that normally depart from Penn Station.

Press Release
December 4, 2017
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LIRR to Replace Switches in Peconic on Dec. 12

The Long Island Rail Road will replace switches at Mill Road in Peconic on Tuesday, Dec. 12, in an effort to improve service and reliability along the Main Line stretch between Ronkonkoma and Greenport as part of the Mill Road Switch Replacement Project. The LIRR is committed to minimizing impacts on our customers as it performs necessary infrastructure upgrades by scheduling the work midweek to lessen disruptions to the East End during the weekend.

Press Release
December 1, 2017
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LIRR to Install New Switches at Atlantic Terminal Weekends of Dec. 2-3, and Dec. 9-10

The Long Island Rail Road will perform switch installation work near Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn as part of its Vanderbilt Yard Reconfiguration. This work, a piece of the Atlantic Yards Project, will make operations more efficient by allowing trains to access the yard directly from Atlantic Terminal. Currently, empty trains that terminate in Brooklyn have to backtrack east about a half-mile into the Atlantic rail tunnel. There, they have to stop and then return west to access the rail yard for servicing and storage before being put back into service.

Press Release
November 17, 2017
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MTA Long Island Rail Road Offering Extra Service & Off‐Peak Fares for the Extended Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

To make it easier for Long Island Rail Road customers to get where they need to be this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the MTA agency is supplying additional train service along with off‐peak ticket pricing on certain days.

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