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Press Release
November 2, 2017
IMMEDIATE
LIRR Ultrasonic Rail Tests on Nov. 4 and Nov. 6 Will Help Ensure Safety and Reliability of the Rails

In order to ensure the continuing safety and reliability of the rails, the Long Island Rail Road will perform routine ultrasonic rail tests on the eastern Port Washington Branch on Saturday, Nov. 4, and on the Montauk Branch on Monday, Nov. 6, during off-peak hours.

The tests are performed by the Sperry Rail Car, a bright yellow train 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
October 27, 2017
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Take the LIRR to Long Island Restaurant Week Oct. 29 – Nov. 5

Take it easy with a ride on the Long Island Rail Road on your way to taste a part of the Island’s bourgeoning food scene with Long Island Restaurant Week starting this Sunday, Oct. 29, running to Nov. 5. No need to worry about traffic on the Long Island Expressway. Forget about circling busy downtown districts for parking – and constantly asking yourself, “Did I feed the meter?” Enjoy the wine and allow the LIRR to get you there and home safely.

Press Release
October 26, 2017
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Double Track Work Oct. 28-29 to Improve Reliability on Ronkonkoma Branch

Long Island Rail Road crews will perform work to benefit the progress of the Double Track project on the Ronkonkoma Branch the weekend of Oct. 28-29. This work will affect train service on the Ronkonkoma Branch, where customers will board buses for service to and from stations at Pinelawn, Wyandanch, Deer Park, Brentwood, Central Islip, and Ronkonkoma.

Press Release
October 23, 2017
IMMEDIATE
Westbury’s Post Avenue Bridge Replaced Ahead of Schedule

The Long Island Rail Road today announced that this weekend it had successfully replaced the Post Avenue Bridge in Westbury – a span struck by dozens of overheight trucks in recent years resulting in train delays. Work was completed ahead of schedule with the first regularly scheduled train passing over the new bridge at approximately 1:48 a.m.

Press Release
October 17, 2017
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LIRR to Replace Post Avenue Bridge in 48 hours on Weekend of October 21-22

During the weekend of October 21-22, workers using cranes and a movable industrial-grade hydraulic lift will remove the 103-year-old Post Avenue Bridge and roll a new pre-assembled one into place. To facilitate the bridge swap, the Long Island Rail Road will need to suspend train service between Mineola and Hicksville for 48 hours. Buses will substitute for Port Jefferson Branch trains and some Ronkonkoma Branch trains. Most Ronkonkoma Branch trains will operate over the Babylon Branch and reach Hicksville via the Central Branch.

Press Release
October 13, 2017
IMMEDIATE
Integral East Side Access Work at Harold Interlocking This Fall

This weekend, the Long Island Rail Road will perform testing of a new signal system on existing, live tracks at Harold Interlocking in Queens – a pivotal step in the progress toward East Side Access, a project that will allow thousands of commuters to shorten their trips to and from Manhattan with a travel option to Grand Central Terminal at Park Avenue, instead of Penn Station, on the west side.

This work is scheduled to coincide with other train schedule changes due to concrete tie work on the Babylon Branch, and therefore, reduce overall train service impacts.

Press Release
October 10, 2017
IMMEDIATE
Ride the LIRR to Feast at the 34th Annual Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay Village

The 34th Annual Oyster Festival at Theodore Roosevelt Park in Oyster Bay Village is expected to attract more than 200,000 people on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14-15, for the East Coast’s largest waterfront fete. Revelers can avoid traffic and parking lines by taking one of the many trains the LIRR will be running to Oyster Bay Station that weekend – dropping festivalgoers off in the middle of the fairgrounds – including three extra eastbound and westbound trains to get there and back for the family-friendly event running from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.

Press Release
October 6, 2017
IMMEDIATE
Fall into Fun with LIRR Getaways

The bathing suits and beach towels may now be tucked away in the back of your closet, but that doesn’t mean Long Island is off-limits until next summer.

Before the bone-chilling New York winter sets in, make the most of the remaining warm-weather autumn days with a day trip out East – even stay overnight! – and use the Long Island Rail Road’s specially curated packages to ensure your weekends are filled with fun, ease and savings.

For the Adults

Press Release
October 5, 2017
IMMEDIATE
Governor Cuomo Announces Post Avenue LIRR Bridge Replacement in Westbury Moving Third Track Project Forward
Press Release
September 29, 2017
IMMEDIATE
LIRR Bridge Work on Port Jefferson Branch to Improve Train Safety

Long Island Rail Road crews will conduct work at the Stony Brook Road Bridge in Stony Brook along the Port Jefferson line on Sunday, Oct. 8. To allow for work between the hours of 7:30 a.m. until around 7:30 p.m. that day, buses will substitute for trains at St. James, Stony Brook and Port Jefferson stations during those hours.

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