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Press Release
August 18, 2015
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Buses Replace Trains from Port Wash to Great Neck Saturday, Aug. 22 & Sunday, Aug. 23 as Installation of the New Colonial Road Bridge Gets Underway

Buses will replace trains on the single track area between Port Washington and Great Neck on Saturday, August 22, and Sunday, August 23, as the LIRR begins installation of the new Colonial Road Bridge in the Village of Thomaston near Great Neck Station. For much of that two day period, Port Washington Branch service will be reduced from half-hourly to hourly.

But Don’t Worry, Zac Brown Fans

Press Release
August 16, 2015
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LIRR Restores Ronkonkoma Service

MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) has restored normal service on the Ronkonkoma Branch, following the crash of a small plane onto the tracks at the South Oyster Bay Road crossing in Hicksville. Regular service will be in place for the Monday morning rush. No other LIRR branches were affected by the crash.

Press Release
August 13, 2015
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MTA Long Island Rail Road Dedicates New Parking Facility at Wyandanch Train Station

MTA Long Island Rail Road President Patrick A. Nowakowski was joined today by state and local officials at the ribbon-cutting for the newly completed 920-space Wyandanch Parking Facility located at the LIRR’s Wyandanch train station adjacent to the Wyandanch Rising residential community, one of Long Island’s most transformative Transit-Oriented Developments.

Press Release
August 4, 2015
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Port Jefferson Branch & Oyster Bay Branch Customers Can Expect Cancellations & Combined Trains during Tonight’s Evening Rush Hour

http://www.mymtaalerts.comPort Jefferson Branch and Oyster Bay Branch customers can expect some cancellations and combined trains during tonight's evening rush hour. This is the result of downed power lines and trees along the Port Jefferson Branch blocking several trains from leaving the Port Jefferson storage yard and causing a shortage of diesel trains scheduled to travel westbound on both branches.

Press Release
July 30, 2015
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Get Brooklyn Bound and Save with LIRR!

MTA Long Island Rail Road wants to get you to beautiful Brooklyn with daily discounts to popular attractions. Whether you’re looking for a day of culture, a retreat with nature or a ride with exhilaration, LIRR has your savings on entertainment for the entire family.

Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Press Release
July 29, 2015
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MTA LIRR Releases Draft Environmental Assessment of Mid-Suffolk Yard-Ronkonkoma Yard Expansion Project

MTA Long Island Rail Road today made public a study that assesses the potential environmental impact of its proposed Mid-Suffolk Yard / Ronkonkoma Yard Expansion Project, which would enlarge the LIRR’s existing Ronkonkoma electric train yard just east of Ronkonkoma Station on land already owned by the MTA.

The document explains the site-selection process undertaken by the LIRR and offers the Railroad’s evaluation of the potential environmental impacts of the project.

Press Release
July 28, 2015
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Buses Replace Trains between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma on Sat., Aug. 1 from 12:45 a.m. until 5:30 a.m. and Between Deer Park and Ronkonkoma on Sun., Aug. 2 from 12:45 a.m. Until 8:30 a.m.

Buses will replace train service for track work between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma this Saturday, August 1 from 12:45 a.m. until 5:30 a.m. and between Deer Park and Ronkonkoma on Sunday, August 2 from 12:45 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. During these overnight hours, the LIRR will be carrying out a rail grinding project to restore the profile and remove irregularities from worn rail to extend its life and improve the ride of trains along that stretch of track. Ronkonkoma Branch customers traveling during overnight hours this weekend should know the following:

Press Release
July 23, 2015
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LIRR’s Massapequa Station Is Fully Reopened to the Public After $20.5 Million Upgrade Paid for by MTA Capital Plan

MTA Long Island Rail Road President Patrick A. Nowakowski presided this morning at a ribbon cutting ceremony officially reopening Massapequa Station following a $20.5 million rehabilitation project that transformed an aging structure into modern transportation facility.

Nowakowski was joined at the event by local elected officials, community leaders and commuters who have watched patiently over the last two years as the Railroad labored to rebuild the station while continuing to provide normal daily and weekend train service.

Press Release
July 21, 2015
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Buses Replace Trains between Ronkonkoma & Brentwood on Sat., July 25 & Sun., July 26 for Grade Crossing Project

Buses will replace train service between Brentwood and Ronkonkoma this coming weekend as the Long Island Rail Road installs a new rail crossing at Carleton Avenue in Central Islip. The changeover to bus service begins after the last train arrives in Ronkonkoma at 12:37 a.m. on Saturday, July 25 and continues until 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, July 26, when normal train service resumes. Customers should allow extra travel time westbound and eastbound.

Westbound

Press Release
July 14, 2015
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Take the LIRR to the Foo Fighters Concerts at Citi Field on Wednesday, July 15 and Thursday, July 16

If you’re planning to see the Foo Fighters perform this week at Citi Field, then the Long Island Rail Road is the way to get there.

One of the great American rock bands of the last two decades, the Foo Fighters will be in concert at the home of the New York Mets tomorrow, Wednesday, July 15 and again Thursday, July 16.

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