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Press Release
May 20, 2014
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Long Island Rail Road Adding Extra Trains for Memorial Day Weekend
MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide eight additional early-afternoon train service from Penn Station on Friday, May 23 for customers planning an early start to the Memorial Day Weekend. 
Babylon Branch 
  • 2:32 PM express to Lynbrook, and then all stops to Babylon
  • 3:00 PM stopping at Jamaica, Rockville Centre, and then all stops to Babylon.
  • 3:31 PM express to Rockville Centre, and then all stops to Babylon

Port Jefferson Branch 

Press Release
May 20, 2014
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LIRR Train Service to East Hampton, Amagansett and Montauk to Remain Suspended Tomorrow

The Long Island Rail Road today announced that it expects that buses will continue to replace trains at East Hampton, Amagansett and Montauk for tomorrow, Wednesday, May 21. The substitute bus service is necessary while LIRR crews work around the clock to repair structural damage to the LIRR bridge over N. Main Street in East Hampton. The bridge was struck by a garbage truck being operated by a private sanitation company at about 9:20 a.m. today, Tuesday, May 20.

Press Release
May 16, 2014
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New LIRR Train Schedules Start on Monday, May 19
New MTA Long Island Rail Road timetables are going into effect system-wide on Monday, May 19. With Memorial Day weekend approaching, the LIRR has already resumed weekend service to and from Greenport and the North Fork of Suffolk County where the beaches and vineyards are popular tourist destinations for day-trippers and vacationers alike. 
Press Release
May 14, 2014
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Long Island Rail Road Eastbound Service Is Currently Operating On or Close to Schedule
Long Island Rail Road eastbound service is currently operating on or close to schedule. The partial derailment this afternoon of a New York & Atlantic Railway freight train just east of Jamaica Station had little impact on PM peak service.
No injuries were reported and the cause of the derailment is under investigation.
Press Release
May 1, 2014
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Buses Replace Trains on Oyster Bay Branch for Track Work This Weekend in First of 4 Weekend Outages
Buses will replace trains on the entire Oyster Bay Branch this coming weekend beginning early Saturday morning and ending early Monday morning as the Long Island Rail Road undertakes a major infrastructure improvement project – the installation of new concrete railroad ties between Locust Valley and Oyster Bay Stations over four weekends in May and June.
Press Release
April 30, 2014
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MTA Announces New President of Long Island Rail Road
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast today announced the appointment of Patrick A. Nowakowski as the next president of MTA Long Island Rail Road.
Press Release
April 30, 2014
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Let LIRR Help You Welcome Spring Racing Season at Belmont Park
Exciting races, family picnicking and the Long Island Rail Road make for the perfect trifecta at Belmont Park’s spring meet which runs from May 1 through July 13.  LIRR service to the newly improved venue starts again on Thursday, May 1st in time for the park’s opening day. And customers get $1 off the $3 Grandstand admission when they show their rail ticket.
Press Release
April 28, 2014
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Design-Build Plan for New $39.2 Million LIRR Bridge at Ellison Ave. in Westbury, L.I. Going to the MTA Board
A $39.2 million plan to construct a new bridge over the Long Island Rail Road tracks at Ellison Avenue in Westbury, L.I. was submitted for approval to the MTA Board today, a project that would replace a deteriorating span for that has been used cars, trucks and pedestrians for 73 years.
Press Release
April 16, 2014
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Buses Substitute for Mid-Day LIRR Trains Between Port Jefferson and Huntington on April 22 & 23

The Long Island Rail Road will perform mid-day track inspections between Huntington and Port Jefferson on Tuesday, April 22, and Wednesday, April 23. Crews will use an advanced Sperry rail car that can detect metal fatigue and faults beneath the surface of the steel rails. Defects that are found will be corrected immediately by a crew of LIRR track maintenance workers. The Sperry Rail Car is used twice a year to inspect approximately 500 miles of LIRR track.

Press Release
April 12, 2014
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MTA & LIRR Announce Start of Major Restoration Project on the Railroad’s Long Beach Branch

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Long Island Rail Road today announced the start of a $120 million construction program designed to protect the LIRR’s Long Beach Branch from the kind of devastating damage caused by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

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