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Press Release
November 10, 2015
IMMEDIATE
New LIRR Train Schedules Go Into Effect Monday, November 16 Highlighted by Extra Service for the Upcoming Holiday Season

New Long Island Rail Road timetables will go into effect on Monday, November 16 with the promise of extra service to meet greater travel demands during the Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year celebrations.

The new schedule also includes an additional eastbound "Sundown" train on Friday afternoons on the Far Rockaway branch for those who must be home before sundown for religious purposes.

Press Release
November 10, 2015
IMMEDIATE
Buses Will Replace Trains on the Port Washington Branch for 12 Hours on Sunday, November 15

Buses will replace trains on the Port Washington Branch for a 12-hours on Sunday, November 15 from 12:48 a.m. to 12:55 p.m. to allow the Long Island Rail Road to carry out scheduled track welding work in Manhasset. During that period, Port Washington trains will run every hour instead of the usual 30 minute intervals.

Westbound

Press Release
November 10, 2015
IMMEDIATE
Allow Extra Travel Time During Installation of New Signal System for East Side Access Project

MTA Long Island Rail Road customers traveling to and from New York City over the weekend of November 14-15 should build in extra travel time to the event of train delays as the LIRR completes another phase of the East Side Access project. The installation of a computerized signal system at Harold Interlocking will require closing of a portion of the Interlocking and one of the four East River Tunnels connecting Queens to Penn Station.

Press Release
November 6, 2015
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Buses Replace Trains between Ronkonkoma & Central Islip for 24 Hours beginning at 12:37 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, November 7

Buses will replace train service on the Ronkonkoma Branch between Ronkonkoma and Central Islip for 24 hours beginning at 12:37 a.m., tomorrow, Saturday, November 7 until 12:32 a.m. Sunday, November 8 to allow the Long Island Rail Road to carry out important track work. Pick up a copy of Special Timetable – Ronkonkoma Branch Saturday Track Work Schedules for revised arrival and departures times or view it online at www.mta.info/lirr/timetables. Here are some of the highlights:

Westbound

Press Release
November 2, 2015
IMMEDIATE
Long Beach Weekend Advisory

Buses will replace train service between Valley Stream Station and Long Beach Station over two consecutive weekends in November so that the Long Island Rail Road can carry out switch replacement work along the Long Beach Branch.

Press Release
October 30, 2015
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Buses Replace Trains between Ronkonkoma & Hicksville for 48 Hours Beginning Saturday, October 31 at 12:45 a.m.

Buses will replace train service on the Long Island Rail Road’s Ronkonkoma Branch between Ronkonkoma and Hicksville from 12:45 a.m. Saturday, October 31 until 12:45 a.m. Monday, November 2 for scheduled track maintenance. To avoid busing and delays, customers are encouraged to use other branches of the Railroad if possible.

If traveling on Saturday, October 31 or Sunday, November 1, consider taking the Babylon, Far Rockaway, Hempstead, Long Beach, Montauk, Oyster Bay, Port Jefferson, Port Washington or West Hempstead Branches – which will have normal weekend schedules.

Press Release
October 30, 2015
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Sports Fans Are Helping to Push MTA Long Island Rail Road Ridership Higher

MTA Long Island Rail Road President Patrick A. Nowakowski said today that the Mets’ trip to the World Series and the New York Islanders’ move to Brooklyn have been a boon for ridership on the LIRR, already the busiest commuter line in the nation.

Press Release
October 26, 2015
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Buses Replace Trains between Ronkonkoma & Hicksville for 48 Hours Beginning Saturday, October 31 at 12:45 a.m.

Buses will replace train service on the Long Island Rail Road’s Ronkonkoma Branch between Ronkonkoma and Hicksville from 12:45 a.m. Saturday, October 31 until 12:45 a.m. Monday, November 2 for scheduled track maintenance. To avoid busing and delays, customers are encouraged to use other branches of the Railroad if possible.

The LIRR will be installing a new switches in Wyandanch and conducting Sperry Rail diagnostic testing between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma looking for defective track and installing new rail as needed.

Press Release
October 22, 2015
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40,000 Customers Facing Delays This Weekend, Oct. 24-25, as LIRR Installs a New Bridge in Westbury

An estimated 40,000 Long Island Rail Road customers could face considerable delays over the weekend of Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25 when the Railroad suspends train service on the Main Line between Hicksville and Mineola for the installation of a new bridge in Westbury.

Press Release
October 16, 2015
IMMEDIATE
LIRR President Nowakowski Names Chief Planning Officer Elisa Picca the Railroad’s New Executive Vice-President

MTA Long Island Rail Road President Patrick A. Nowakowski today named Elisa Picca, the LIRR’s long-time Chief Planning Officer, to the position of Executive Vice President.

“It gives me great pleasure to announce the selection of Elisa Picca,” Nowakowski said “Elisa has served the LIRR effectively for 28 years in various capacities, most recently as Chief Planning Officer and head of Strategic Investments.”

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