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Press Release
November 24, 2008
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MEDIA ADVISORY: LIRR Customers Are Advised to Expect Canceled Trains, Delays for Tuesday AM Rush, November 25
MTA Long Island Rail Road customers are advised to anticipate schedule changes that include canceled trains and delays tomorrow (Tuesday) morning as a result of a derailment that occurred in Jamaica on Sunday.

Over 200 LIRR employees have been working round-the-clock to re-rail the three train cars on the west end of Jamaica Station. The work also includes repair to the damaged switches and track caused by the derailment. Currently, three tracks remain out of service due to the accident.

Press Release
November 23, 2008
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MEDIA ADVISORY: LIRR Customers Are Advised to Expect Canceled Trains, Delays for Monday AM Rush, November 24
MTA Long Island Rail Road customers should anticipate significant schedule changes and possible delays tomorrow morning as a result of a derailment that occurred in Jamaica on Sunday.

LIRR crews are working overnight to try and repair damage to switches and track caused by the derailment, but it is likely that all the work will not be completed in time for the Monday morning rush hour service.

The cause of the derailment is under investigation; however this incident is not related to the train sideswipe that occurred in Jamaica on November 19.

Press Release
November 21, 2008
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MTA LIRR Provides Extra Trains For Thanksgiving; Off-Peak and Family Fares in Effect Thanksgiving Day Through Sunday, November 30
The MTA Long Island Rail Road is an economical and convenient alternative to car travel this Thanksgiving, with extra train service on Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 26, and Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27 and off peak fares in effect for the entire 4-day holiday weekend. On the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 28, one of the busiest shopping days of the year, off-peak fares will be in effect all day, including the special Family Fare discount, while a full weekday schedule will be in effect.
Press Release
November 20, 2008
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MTA LIRR Signal Improvement Project to Affect Wantagh Station Parking This Weekend, NOV. 22-23, & DEC. 2-DEC. 7
NO SERVICE DISRUPTIONS EXPECTED

Work related to the Babylon Branch signal improvement project will affect some parking at the Wantagh Station this coming weekend, November 22 and 23 and again from December 2 through December 7.

Press Release
November 20, 2008
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Radio City Rockettes & Two Holiday Trains Help MTA LIRR Kick Off Holiday Season, Saturday, November 22
The MTA Long Island Rail Road wants its customers to kick up their heels this holiday season with the world-famous Radio City Rockettes. This Saturday, November 22, members of the Rockettes will join LIRR customers on two holiday trains. To join the festivities, customers should arrive between 8 AM and 10 AM at either the Babylon or Rockville Centre Stations for the 10:02 AM (from Babylon) or the 10:04 AM (from Rockville Centre) trains.
Press Release
November 19, 2008
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LIRR Statement Regarding Train Incident on November 19
The MTA Long Island Rail Road is expecting normal evening rush hour service.

At 7:30 am today, a Babylon train and a Port Jefferson train traveling at under 15 mph sideswiped each other just west of Jamaica Station due to a train possibly going through a stop signal. The exact cause of the accident remains under investigation. Under federal regulations, the employees involved are undergoing routine drug and alcohol testing.

Press Release
November 14, 2008
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MTA LIRR Woodmere Station Building Renovation Gets Underway November 17
WORK INCLUDES INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR IMPROVEMENTS

Major renovation work on the MTA Long Island Rail Road's Woodmere Station building and nearby area gets underway November 17. During the work a trailer parked near the station building will substitute as a waiting area-ticket office. Ticket vending machines have also been relocated to the station platform near the temporary ticket office trailer. Train service will not be affected by the work.

Press Release
November 12, 2008
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MTA LIRR Track Program Ahead of Schedule
--23 GRADE CROSSINGS REPLACED ACROSS LONG ISLAND
--79 MILES OF TRACK RESURFACED; 12 SWITCHES AND 35,000 WOOD TIES REPLACED

As part of an ongoing effort to assure a smooth and safe ride, the MTA Long Island Rail Road will have completed 23 grade crossing replacement projects across Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties by month's end, LIRR President Helena Williams announced today.

Press Release
November 10, 2008
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MTA LIRR Is Best Route To Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum; Special Event at Penn Station November 11
The MTA Long Island Rail Road has a special discount package to the newly reopened and restored Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum providing up to 37% in savings including admission and off-peak round trip rail fare. On Tuesday, November 11, Veterans Day, the LIRR will be raffling off two Intrepid family four packs along with other items. The fun takes place from 10 AM to 1 PM in the Penn Station 34th Street Entranceway.
Press Release
November 7, 2008
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Penn Station Customer Waiting Room Closed This Weekend, November 8-9, For Construction Work

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