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Press Release
April 4, 2019
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Using Ultrasonic Technology, LIRR to Perform Cyclical Rail Safety Testing on Port Jefferson Branch This Saturday

The Long Island Rail Road will perform cyclical rail safety tests on the Port Jefferson Branch on Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 12:35 a.m. until 5:40 p.m. During this time, buses will substitute for trains between Port Jefferson and Huntington.

The rail safety tests are performed by a Sperry Rail Car, a train car fitted with ultrasonic and induction test equipment and is designed to detect internal defects inside the running rails that are not readily visible to the eye. Defects that are found will be corrected immediately by LIRR track maintenance workers.

Press Release
March 19, 2019
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LIRR to Renew South Oyster Bay Road Crossing in Hicksville, Improving Safety and Reliability Along the Main Line

MTA Long Island Rail Road crews will perform important infrastructure rehabilitation by replacing the railroad crossing at South Oyster Bay Road in Hicksville this month.

LIRR engineering crews, including track, signal and third rail specialists, will proactively replace components at the crossing on Saturday, March 23, and Saturday, March 30, which will help prevent issues from occurring during train operation, and provide a smooth crossing surface for vehicular traffic.

Press Release
March 19, 2019
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MTA Announces Construction of New Merillon Avenue LIRR Station

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that construction of station enhancements at the Long Island Rail Road's Merillon Avenue in Garden City has begun as part of the LIRR Expansion Project that will make the railroad safer, more reliable and allow for increased capacity and flexibility.

Press Release
March 7, 2019
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LIRR President Phil Eng to Continue ‘Customer Conversations’, at New York City Stations

MTA Long Island Rail Road President Phil Eng today announced the continuation of ‘Customer Conversations’ forums at locations across the service territory, building on the railroad’s efforts to keep an open dialogue with LIRR customers about its service and progress on major initiatives.

The New York City forums will be held from 5-7PM on Thursday, March 21, at Jamaica Station, Thursday, April 4 at Penn Station, and Thursday, April 11 at Atlantic Terminal.

Press Release
March 6, 2019
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MTA Announces Closure of Urban Avenue in New Cassel as Crews Begin to Rebuild Roadway as an Underpass Under LIRR Tracks

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that Urban Avenue in New Cassel will be temporarily closed on Friday, March 8, between Broadway and Main Street as part of the Long Island Rail Road’s Main Line Expansion Project to make the railroad safer and more reliable.

Press Release
March 1, 2019
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New LIRR Timetables for Service Between March 4 and May 19

MTA Long Island Rail Road timetables are changing on March 4, bringing new service to the South Fork of Long Island and accommodating Montauk Branch track work, as crews replace rail ties between Babylon and Sayville. This work will continue through May 17.

Press Release
February 28, 2019
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LIRR Announces Restoration of Nearly Full Service on the Port Jefferson Branch and Ronkonkoma Branch Following Tuesday Evening Motor Vehicle Collision

MTA Long Island Rail Road President Phil Eng today announced that the LIRR will operate nearly full service on the Port Jefferson Branch and Ronkonkoma Branch for the evening rush hour. Employees have worked around the clock to rerail and remove a damaged pair of rail cars and inspect, rebuild and test 300 feet of track, third rail, signal and electrical components that were damaged during a train/motor vehicle collision on Tuesday evening.

Press Release
February 27, 2019
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LIRR to Continue Limited Morning Rush Hour Service on Port Jefferson Branch and Ronkonkoma Branch Following Motor Vehicle/Train Collision in Westbury

MTA Long Island Rail Road today announced that it will continue to operate limited morning rush hour service on Thursday on the Port Jefferson Branch and the Ronkonkoma Branch following a motor vehicle/train collision on Tuesday evening in Westbury. Customers are advised that the railroad will cancel approximately 14 westbound trains on those branches and suspend eastbound (reverse-peak) service. The remaining trains will be able to operate at an increased speed through the work zone, which will reduce delays to approximately 10 minutes.

Press Release
February 27, 2019
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Long Island Rail Road Announces Limited PM Rush Service on Port Jefferson Branch and Ronkonkoma Branch, Advises Customers to Use Other Branches

With crews working around the clock to rerail damaged train cars and repair damaged track following a train/motor vehicle collision in Westbury on Tuesday evening, the Long Island Rail Road plans to operate the Port Jefferson Branch and Ronkonkoma Branch on a reduced evening rush hour schedule. The railroad will boost service on the Babylon Branch by adding four additional trains during this time.

Press Release
February 27, 2019
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LIRR to Provide Limited Morning Rush Hour Service on Port Jefferson Branch and Ronkonkoma Branch Following Motor Vehicle/Train Collision in Westbury

MTA Long Island Rail Road on Wednesday morning announced that one of two tracks through Westbury has been reopened for service following a motor vehicle and train collision Tuesday evening, allowing limited service to resume in time for the Wednesday morning rush hour on the Port Jefferson Branch and the Ronkonkoma Branch. Customers are advised that the railroad will cancel approximately 13 westbound trains and eight eastbound trains on those branches, and the remaining trains that do operate will operate with heavy delays through Westbury.

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