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Press Release
January 19, 2018
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From Rail to Sea: Save With LIRR Package Deal to the 2018 New York Boat Show®

The Long Island Rail Road has partnered with the Progressive Insurance® New York Boat Show®, taking place January 24-28, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, to offer rail customers special discounts with a combined ticket option.

Press Release
January 18, 2018
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Service Advisory: LIRR Ronkonkoma Branch to Operate on Normal Schedule This Weekend

The Long Island Rail Road today announced that previously announced track work scheduled for this weekend, January 20-21, for the Ronkonkoma Branch, is being postponed. The railroad will operate regular weekend train service on the Ronkonkoma Branch this Saturday and Sunday.

Bus service that was previously scheduled to substitute for trains between Ronkonkoma Station and Hicksville during this time is no longer necessary.

Press Release
January 12, 2018
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Platform Replacement at Stewart Manor LIRR Station to Begin January 16

Stewart Manor LIRR station is receiving a slate of enhancements designed to improve the customer experience as well as strengthen safety initiatives at this stop along the Hempstead Branch. Two brand new platforms will be built, along with new platform shelters featuring artwork displays, LED lights throughout the station, new signage, security cameras, Wi-Fi accessibility, and help points, which consist of a button to summon for help in a medical or other emergency situation.

Press Release
January 12, 2018
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Governor Cuomo Announces Rail Laying for 13 Mile Double Track Project Completed This Month

Specialized Track-Laying Machine that Lays Rail 10x Faster than Before, Combined with Design-Build Construction, Will Allow for Entire Project to be Completed 16 Months Ahead of Schedule

While Touring Second Track, Governor Announces 24 LIRR Projects

Totaling $1 Billion to be Completed in 2018; 21 Additional LIRR Projects Will Break Ground This Year, Part of Governor's $6.6 Billion Transformation of Commuter Rail

Press Release
January 10, 2018
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Positive Train Control Work on Oyster Bay Branch This Weekend

The Long Island Rail Road will install platform and communication cases as part of the Positive Train Control implementation on the weekend of January 13-14, 2018.

Press Release
January 5, 2018
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Service Advisory: Buses to Substitute For Trains on Four January Weekends Between Hicksville and Ronkonkoma

During the weekends of January 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, and 27-28, from Saturday at 12:48 a.m., through 12:46 a.m. on Monday each weekend, buses will substitute for trains beween stations Hicksville, Farmingdale, Pinelawn, Wyandanch, Deer Park, Brentwood, Central Islip, and Ronkonkoma as the LIRR works to replace switches and perform other construction related to the Double Track Project.

Press Release
December 27, 2017
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Extra LIRR Service for New Year’s Weekend Starting With 13 Extra Eastbound Afternoon Departures for Early Friday Getaway

MTA Long Island Rail Road is ready to help customers ring in the New Year with extra train service for the extended holiday weekend, beginning with additional eastbound trains to accommodate customers leaving work early on Friday, December 29. The railroad will also run additional westbound trains on New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31, for revelers heading to the city to celebrate, as well as extra service early New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 2018, to get partygoers safely back home.

Press Release
December 27, 2017
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LIRR to Construct Two New Elevators at Murray Hill Station

The Long Island Rail Road today announced it had awarded a $8.6 million contract to build two new elevators at the Murray Hill LIRR station. The elevators will meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements and will connect customers from street level to the platforms. Several other upgrades are included in the project to improve platforms, and install new security cameras, lighting and signage. Work is expected to begin in March.

Press Release
December 21, 2017
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LIRR Adding 13 Extra Afternoon Trains from Penn Station on Friday, December 22, for Holiday Weekend Getaway

MTA Long Island Rail Road is adding 13 trains from Penn Station to its regular eastbound afternoon schedule on Friday, December 22, to accommodate the large number of customers leaving work early to get a head start on their holiday weekend. The additional departures from Penn Station will be provided between 12:43 p.m. and 3:31 p.m. as follows:

Babylon Branch (6 Extra Trains)

Press Release
December 13, 2017
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MTA Board Approves Contract For Transformative LIRR Modernization

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board on Wednesday approved a design-build contract with 3rd Track Constructors (3TC), to complete the design and construction of the crucial Long Island Rail Road Expansion Project. Several expert firms have joined together to form 3TC, including Dragados USA, Inc., John P. Picone Inc., CCA Civil, Inc., and Halmar International LLC, with Stantec as the design professional, as well as Cameron Engineering, and Rubenstein Associates leading the community outreach team.

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