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Press Release
August 29, 2017
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LIRR Adding Extra Early Afternoon Service on Friday, September 1, for Early Labor Day Weekend Getaway

MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide additional early afternoon trains on Friday, September 1, for customers planning an early getaway for the Labor Day Weekend. Eight additional trains will depart from Penn Station between 1:49 p.m. and 3:48 p.m. and will operate to Babylon, Far Rockaway, Huntington and Ronkonkoma, and one additional Montauk-bound train will operate from Jamaica after receiving passengers from trains originating at Penn Station and Atlantic Terminal. Details on the Friday getaway trains are included below.

Press Release
August 24, 2017
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MTA to Restore Regular LIRR Weekday Service on Tuesday, Sept. 5, Following Amtrak’s Return to Regularly Scheduled Operations at Penn Station

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that the Long Island Rail Road will resume regular weekday service on Tuesday, September 5. This follows Amtrak’s announcement today that regularly scheduled operations will resume at Penn Station on Tuesday, September 5. As a result:

Press Release
August 17, 2017
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LIRR Replacing Switches & Inspecting Track in Double Track Project Territory on Saturday, Aug. 19

As part of its Double Track Project to increase track capacity, service frequency and reliability on the Ronkonkoma Branch, as well as ongoing inspection and repair work for general reliability and safety, the Long Island Rail Road is conducting high-tech rail inspections, switch replacement and other track work between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma in the early morning hours of Saturday, Aug. 19.

Press Release
July 29, 2017
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LIRR Updates Summer Schedule Based on Customer Demand

Today the MTA announced that effective Wednesday, August 2, there will no longer be temporary ferry service from Long Island City, and temporary bus service will be reduced to an hourly frequency during rush periods.

Press Release
July 21, 2017
IMMEDIATE
LIRR Timetables Change July 24 to Add Peak-Hour Connections to Brooklyn During Amtrak Track Work at Penn Station, and to Enable Off-Peak Babylon Branch Track Work

New Long Island Rail Road timetables going into effect on Monday, July 24, will make adjustments to train schedules to add connections to AM peak-hour Brooklyn-bound trains during the remaining weeks of reduced capacity resulting from Amtrak’s track work at Penn Station. During off-peak hours, mid-day schedule changes to the Babylon Branch will allow crews to ramp up track renewal between Wantagh and Babylon. There will be no changes to weekend train schedules.

Press Release
July 12, 2017
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Construction July 15-16 for Double Track Project to Improve LIRR Service; Buses to Substitute for Trains at Central Islip and Ronkonkoma

On Saturday and Sunday, July 15-16, crews will conduct critical work to advance the Long Island Rail Road’s Ronkonkoma Branch Double Track Project, which will improve train service by allowing for half-hourly, off-peak service in both directions, increased reverse peak service, and greater flexibility to minimize the impact of service disruptions along the branch. As a result of this weekend’s work, buses will substitute for LIRR trains at Central Islip and Ronkonkoma for 48 hours.

Press Release
July 12, 2017
IMMEDIATE
LIRR Updates Summer Schedule Based on Customer Needs
  • LIRR service changes caused by Amtrak repairs working well with most commuters opting to continue to travel by train
  • Added train cars designed to expand capacity are serving the vast majority of commuters’ needs
  • Alternative transportation options will remain in place and be tailored to reflect consumer demand
Press Release
June 28, 2017
IMMEDIATE
Long Island Rail Road Adding Extra Trains for July Fourth Getaway

MTA Long Island Rail Road is helping customers get a head start on the holiday weekend by adding 10 extra early getaway trains on Friday, June 30. The railroad will add the same trains again on Monday, July 3.

10 Extra Trains from Penn Station on Friday, June 30, and Monday, July 3

To help customers get a head start on the long weekend, the LIRR will operate 10 extra trains from Penn Station on Friday, June 30, departing between 1:49 p.m. and 3:48 p.m. on five branches. Details are below.

Babylon Branch

Press Release
June 20, 2017
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Construction for Double Track Project on June 24-25 to Improve LIRR Service; Buses to Substitute for Trains at Central Islip and Ronkonkoma

Buses will substitute for Long Island Rail Road trains at Central Islip and Ronkonkoma on Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25, in order to allow crews to conduct critical work to advance the LIRR’s Ronkonkoma Branch Double Track Project, which will improve train service and allow greater flexibility to minimize the impact of service disruptions along the branch.

Press Release
June 15, 2017
IMMEDIATE
Construction This Weekend for Double Track Project to Improve LIRR Service; Buses to Substitute for Trains at Ronkonkoma Station

Buses will substitute for Long Island Rail Road trains at Ronkonkoma on Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18, in order to allow crews to conduct critical work to advance the LIRR’s Ronkonkoma Branch Double Track Project, which will improve train service and allow greater flexibility to minimize the impact of service disruptions along the branch.

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