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Press Release
June 26, 2008
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LIRR Implements Timetable Corrections Effective Friday, June 27

INCLUDE TRAIN TIME, OFF-PEAK TRAIN CLASSIFICATION AND PLATFORM ADJUSTMENTS

The MTA Long Island Rail Road will implement corrections to its June 16- September 1, 2008 timetable effective Friday, June 27.  The changes include schedule adjustments on three different off-peak weekday trains.  In addition, some trains are being reclassified as off-peak trains and some trains will have platform changes.  Revised timetables with the adjustments will be available in the near future.

The affected trains and their adjusted times are as follows:

Press Release
June 25, 2008
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MTA LIRR Hits a Homer With Extra Service to Shea Stadium for Subway Series, June 27-29

It's become an annual event, the Mets-Yankees Subway Series at Shea Stadium, and the MTA Long Island Rail Road is still the best way to travel to and from this latest skirmish in the battle for New York baseball supremacy. The LIRR will offer additional train service to and from Shea Stadium for Friday, Saturday and Sunday's games (June 27-June 29).

Press Release
June 20, 2008
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"Sayville, It Just Keeps Getting Better" Is New MTA LIRR One-Day Getaway

Sayville is striving to be "the friendliest town in America" and the MTA Long Island Rail Road is your best route to see how they're doing and to enjoy their efforts. The LIRR's new non-escorted "Sayville Village" one-day getaway provides the opportunity to get acquainted with this fun and picturesque area through December 31.

The LIRR package includes discounted round-trip rail to/from Sayville Station plus a "LIRR Sayville Customer Coupon" good for $10 off from a participating merchant. The cost is $20 for adults, $11.50 for children 5-11.

Press Release
June 19, 2008
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MTA LIRR Invites Fortune Seekers to "Treasure Island" For A Day

JUNE 21 GETAWAY PERFECT FOR THE START OF SUMMER

The MTA Long Island Rail Road has a one-day getaway perfect for someone desiring to indulge in the riches of both the North and South Forks on the first day of summer, June 21. "The Treasure Island" Getaway includes visits to a winery, a quaint seaport village and a former whaling port.

Press Release
June 18, 2008
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No LIRR Service on Hempstead Branch This Weekend as Queens Interlocking Work Continues

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, JUNE 21 AND JUNE 22, BUSES REPLACE TRAIN SERVICE BETWEEN JAMAICA AND HEMPSTEAD WHILE LIRR UPGRADES SIGNALS AND SWITCHES

MTA Long Island Rail Road reminds Hempstead Branch customers that train service will be shut down this weekend, June 21 and June 22, to allow workers to install a new signal system and new switches at a key switching point called Queens Interlocking.

Press Release
June 16, 2008
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Catch A Train And You Could Catch A Fish

MTA LIRR "CAPTREE FISHING" DISCOUNT PACKAGE STARTS JUNE 16

Grab your fishing rod and then grab the train!  The MTA Long Island Rail Road’s new “Captree Fishing” discounted one-day package leaves the dock daily and on weekends starting June 16 and continues through September 1. 

Press Release
June 13, 2008
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MTA LIRR Substitutes Bus Service For Trains on Port Jefferson Branch, Between Kings Park & Port Jeff., June 16-August 29

Weekday Eastbound And Westbound Midday Trains Affected

The MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide bus service in place of trains on the Port Jefferson Branch between Kings Park and Port Jefferson from Monday, June 16 through Friday, August 29 when major track work will affect four eastbound and four westbound midday trains.

Press Release
June 11, 2008
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New LIRR Schedules In Effect June 16; Major Switch And Signal Project Impacts Customers This Summer

New Technology Will Bring A Smoother Ride And Fewer Maintenance-Related Track Outages In Critcal Area Of Railroad

Press Release
June 6, 2008
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MTA LIRR Gets You to the Puerto Rican Day Parade Sunday June 8: Alcoholic Beverages Prohibited at Stations, Platforms and Trains

The MTA Long Island Rail Road will expand train service with additional cars on as many as 25 trains to accommodate customers traveling to the Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday June 8. Cars will be added to make trains 12 cars long as needed. In an effort to maintain orderly travel for customers attending the parade, alcoholic beverages will not be permitted on the trains, platforms or in the stations. Alcoholic beverages observed at LIRR facilities will be confiscated by MTA Police. The LIRR will not sell alcoholic beverages on June 8.

Press Release
June 5, 2008
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LIRR Is Best Route to the Belmont Stakes and "Big Brown's" Run For the Triple Crown; Extra Train Service on Stakes Day, June 7

The potential for a Triple Crown winner in "Big Brown" is expected to be a big draw for racing fans to the Belmont Stakes on June 7 and the MTA Long Island Rail Road is ready. There will be additional trains to and from Belmont for this historic running of the Belmont Stakes. The LIRR will operate 18 trains, most direct from Penn Station, between 9:59 AM and 4:16 PM to Belmont Park. There will also be frequent westbound service back to Jamaica and Penn Station starting at 3:59 PM, continuing until 9 pm (see details below).

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