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Press Release
September 16, 2015
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LIRR Advises Customers to Anticipate Delays & Cancellations During This Evening’s Rush Hour

LIRR customers are advised to anticipate delays and cancellations during tonight’s rush hour, Wednesday, September 16. The LIRR is continuing to operate on only one of two tracks between Westbury and Hicksville due to the New York & Atlantic Railway freight derailment west of Hicksville on Tuesday afternoon.

Similar to Tuesday evening’s rush hour, approximately one-third of the LIRR’s PM rush hour trains are being cancelled today.

Press Release
September 16, 2015
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LIRR Suspending Service Between Hicksville and Mineola Between 10:30 a.m. and Evening Rush Hour in Both Directions To Accelerate Freight Train Re-Railing and Track Repairs

LIRR personnel will be out in force at the site of yesterday’s freight train derailment between Hicksville and Westbury to re-rail the derailed freight cars and repair and rebuild sections of hundreds of feet of track that were damaged by the derailment. To accelerate their work, with a goal of restoring full train service for today’s evening rush hour, the LIRR is suspending train service in both directions between Hicksville and Mineola today starting at 10:30 a.m.

Press Release
September 16, 2015
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LIRR Advises Customers to Anticipate Delays & Cancelations During Today’s Morning Rush Hour

LIRR customers are advised to anticipate delays and cancellations during the morning rush hour today, Wednesday, September 16. The LIRR is continuing to operate on only one of two tracks between Westbury and Hicksville due to the New York & Atlantic Railway freight derailment west of Hicksville on Tuesday afternoon.

Similar to Tuesday evening’s rush hour, approximately one-third of the LIRR’s morning rush hour trains are being cancelled today.

Press Release
September 15, 2015
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LIRR Customers Should Anticipate Delays and Possible Cancellations During Wednesday Morning Rush Hours as Re-Railing, Track Repair and Cleanup Efforts Continue Following Freight Derailment West of Hicksville

MTA Long Island Rail Road customers are advised to anticipate delays during the morning rush hour on Wednesday, September 16. The LIRR is continuing to operate on only one of two tracks between Westbury and Hicksville due to the New York & Atlantic Railway freight derailment west of Hicksville on Tuesday afternoon. The derailed freight cars are blocking one of the two tracks that are shared by trains of the Ronkonkoma Branch and Port Jefferson Branch.

Press Release
September 15, 2015
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LIRR Advises Customers to Anticipate Delays and Cancelations During Evening Rush Hour and Into the Overnight Hours

Because of a freight train that derailed west of Hicksville Station this afternoon, the Long Island Rail Road is advising customers to anticipate delays and cancelations during today’s P.M. rush hour.

Press Release
September 10, 2015
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Service on Port Jefferson Branch Reduced September 12 - 13 for Track Work

Service on the Huntington/Port Jefferson Branch will be reduced between Hicksville and Huntington, from one train every half-hour to one train every hour, and between Port Jefferson and Huntington, from one train every 90 minutes to one train every two hours Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13 when one track is taken out of regular service to due to rail layout work and preparation for upcoming track programs. The work will begin at 12:53 a.m. on Saturday and continue through 12:35 a.m. Monday. Normal train schedules will be restored in time for the Monday morning rush hour.

Press Release
September 4, 2015
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LIRR Special to Inaugural Suffolk County Marathon Departs Penn Station 5:30 a.m. Sunday, September 13

MTA Long Island Rail Road has scheduled a special, early morning train for competitors and fans heading east for the inaugural Suffolk County Marathon and Half-Marathon on Sunday, September 13, an event that will benefit Suffolk County veterans.

Press Release
September 2, 2015
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LIRR Anticipates Operating a Normal PM Rush Hour Schedule But Cautions that Delays out of Penn Station Remain Possible

The Long Island Rail Road anticipates operating on a normal schedule for this evening’s rush hour.

LIRR electrical engineers have been working since shortly after 5 a.m. to identify the cause of a loss of power to the LIRR’s signal system east of the East River tunnels that had hampered service this morning to and from Penn Station. The LIRR has made temporary repairs that officials believe will allow the railroad to operate on a normal schedule through the evening rush hour.

Press Release
September 1, 2015
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LIRR Adding Early Afternoon Eastbound Service Friday, September 4, to Speed Your Labor Day Weekend Getaway

MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide additional early-afternoon trains from Penn Station on Friday, September 4, for customers planning an early getaway for the Labor Day weekend. There will be four extra Babylon trains, three extra Port Jefferson Branch trains, and one extra train on the Ronkonkoma, Port Washington and Far Rockaway branches.

Extra Train Service from Penn Station, Friday, September 4

Babylon Branch

Press Release
September 1, 2015
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LIRR Timetables Change September 8

Long Island Rail Road timetables will change on Tuesday, September 8, bringing better service and some temporary schedule adjustments related to track work. The timetables also allow for the railroad to run special trains to or from Atlantic Terminal in downtown Brooklyn for any event across the street at Barclays Center, including all home games of the New York Islanders.

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