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Press Release
April 6, 2017
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LIRR Expects to Restore Full Service for Friday Morning Rush

MTA Long Island Rail Road is planning to operate a normal morning rush hour schedule on Friday, April 7, pending Amtrak’s successful completion of track repairs following this week's derailment of a NJ TRANSIT train at Penn Station. The service restoration is also contingent on Amtrak’s promise to allow overnight access to tracks throughout the Penn Station area in order to ensure LIRR can pre-position trains and crews needed to run a full schedule.

Press Release
April 5, 2017
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LIRR to Conduct Routine Rail Safety Tests on the Ronkonkoma Branch During Overnight Hours of Saturday, April 8

Long Island Rail Road workers will perform routine track inspections between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma during the early morning hours of Saturday, April 8. The tests will be performed using a specialized diagnostic car fitted with ultrasonic and induction test equipment and is designed to detect internal rail defects not readily visible to the eye. Any defects that are found will be corrected immediately.

“This specialized ultrasonic rail testing is an important component of our ongoing efforts to ensure the continued safety of our rails,” said LIRR President Patrick Nowakowski.

Press Release
April 4, 2017
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26 PM Rush Hour LIRR Trains From Penn Station to Be Cancelled or Diverted as Amtrak Crews Continue Work on Tracks Damaged in Monday’s NJ TRANSIT Derailment

As Amtrak crews continue to work at Penn Station to repair track damage caused by a derailment Monday morning, the Long Island Rail Road plans to operate the PM rush hour schedule used on Monday, which included 18 trains cancelled from Penn Station between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., and eight others diverted to originate elsewhere.

The remaining LIRR trains from Penn Station could experience delays and crowding.

Press Release
April 3, 2017
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26 PM Rush Hour LIRR Trains From Penn Station to Be Cancelled or Originate Elsewhere Due to NJ TRANSIT Derailment

Because of an NJ TRANSIT derailment at Penn Station this morning and continuing track repairs, the Long Island Rail Road needs to cancel 18 trains from Penn Station between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., and have 8 others originate at Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn, or Jamaica, Queens. Normally 87 LIRR trains depart from Penn Station during this time.

Press Release
April 3, 2017
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LIRR Anticipates PM Rush Hour Cancellations and Delays Resulting From NJ TRANSIT Derailment in Penn Station

Because of an NJ TRANSIT derailment at Penn Station this morning, the Long Island Rail Road anticipates cancellations and delays for trains departing Penn Station between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. today. Train service before and after those hours is expected to operate with minimal impacts from the derailment.

Press Release
March 31, 2017
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LIRR to Renew the Franklin Avenue Railroad Crossing in Malverne

Long Island Rail Road workers will renew the railroad crossing at Franklin Avenue in Malverne from April 3-7. The work will include a rehabilitation of the concrete railroad crossing surface, as well as the train tracks, which includes the steel rails and concrete ties at the crossing and adjacent to it, and the compacted stone bedding the ties rest in, which is known as ballast.

“We are continuously working to improve our infrastructure,” said LIRR President Patrick Nowakowksi. “This work will leave the community and the railroad with a safer crossing for the years ahead.”

Press Release
March 29, 2017
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Ride the LIRR and Save on Exclusive Shopping Tour and Designer Clothing

Hop on board, fashionistas! The Long Island Rail Road has your ticket to an exclusive fashion shopper’s event being held on Thursdays until December 21. The LIRR has partnered with Shop Gotham to give customers inside access to designer showrooms, shopping tours, exclusive store discounts and exciting perks not available to the independent fashion shopper.

Press Release
March 24, 2017
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LIRR to Cancel 29 PM Rush Hour Trains From Penn Station Resulting From Amtrak Derailment

Because of an Amtrak derailment at Penn Station this morning, the Long Island Rail Road plans to cancel 29 PM rush hour trains out of the 87 that normally depart from Penn Station during this time. The cancelations are necessary to allow NJTransit and Amtrak the exclusive use of Tracks 13-16, which are normally shared with LIRR; the move means four of the nine Penn Station tracks used by the LIRR for the evening rush hour are not available for use as a result of the derailment.

The remaining LIRR trains from Penn Station could experience delays and crowding.

Press Release
March 24, 2017
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LIRR Anticipates PM Rush Hour Cancellations and Delays at Penn Station Resulting From Amtrak Derailment

Because of an Amtrak derailment at Penn Station this morning, the Long Island Rail Road anticipates cancellations and delays for this evening’s rush hour. To avoid delays, customers are advised to leave New York City before 4 p.m. today, or delay departure from the city until after 8 p.m., or depart from Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn, as an alternative.

Press Release
March 24, 2017
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LIRR Expansion Project Forum Draws Interest From More Than 700 Local Women, Minority and Veteran Owned Businesses

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced today that more than 700 local women, minority and service-disabled veteran owned businesses have registered to participate in a special information and networking session on how they can work on the proposed LIRR Expansion Project.

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