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Press Release
October 18, 2013
IMMEDIATE
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
IMMEDIATE
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
IMMEDIATE
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
IMMEDIATE
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
IMMEDIATE
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
IMMEDIATE
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

Press Release
September 20, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Buses Replace Trains from Port Washington to Great Neck for Track Work Saturday, Sept. 21 from 12:41 AM to 6 PM

Bus and van service will replace trains between Port Washington Station and Great Neck Station on Saturday, September 21 following the departure of the 12:40 AM from Port Washington through 6 PM for track work.

As a result, Port Washington Branch customers boarding at Port Washington, Plandome and Manhasset traveling by bus or van to or from Great Neck should allow up to 25 minutes of additional travel time in either direction.

Press Release
September 17, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Governor Cuomo Announcs MTA Long Island Rail Road and Construction Unions Agree to Reduce Labor Costs by $6.5 Million on Seven Major Railroad Projects

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that MTA Long Island Rail Road and local private-sector unions have reached a Project Labor Agreement designed to reduce the LIRR’s labor costs on seven major construction projects by nearly 11%, saving the Railroad an estimated $6.5 million over the course of the next five years while protecting local trade union jobs.

Press Release
September 16, 2013
IMMEDIATE
MTA LIRR Launches Stark Safety Campaign in Effort to Reduce Accidents at Railroad Crossings

MTA Long Island Rail Road has launched a new public safety campaign in an effort to reduce the number of deaths and injuries that result when motorists and pedestrians ignore downed railroad crossing gates.

“It only takes a fraction of a second to make a very bad decision,” intones the narrator over a graphic 15-second public service video commercial that shows a car being driven around a downed crossing gate only to be pulverized by an oncoming LIRR train.“Your life is worth the wait.”

Press Release
September 6, 2013
IMMEDIATE
‘Fly’ to LaGuardia on Long Island Rail Road

For the first time, Long Islanders can quickly reach LaGuardia Airport without a car thanks to MTA Bus service offering a 12 minute ride to the airport from the LIRR’s Woodside Station.

MTA Bus will operate the new “Q70 Limited” along a specially designed route that promises to get customers to LaGuardia in 10-12 minutes at the cost of $2.50 a ride. Now, customers on any of the Long Island Rail Road’s 11 branches can get to LaGuardia via train and bus. Many LIRR trains make Woodside as a regular stop. If not, customers can change at Jamaica for a train to Woodside.

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