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Press Release
August 27, 2008
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Media Advisory: MTA LIRR Offers Extra Service for Start of Labor Day Weekend, Friday, August 29; Weekend Schedule Remainder of Holiday

The MTA Long Island Rail Road will be providing additional service for customers getting an early start on the Labor Day Weekend this Friday, August 29. There will be eight additional eastbound trains from Penn Station between 1:47 PM and 3:48 PM. The extra service will include: three trains on the Babylon Branch, three on the Port Jefferson Branch, one on the Port Washington Branch and one on the Far Rockaway Branch. *See special note below on Montauk Branch service for Sunday and Monday. The extra trains from Penn Station on Friday, August 29 are as follows:

Press Release
August 26, 2008
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MTA LIRR Takes You to the Shinnecock Pow Wow August 30 & 31

Celebrate the Heritage, History and Culture of American Indians on Long Island

The MTA Long Island Rail Road is the way to go to the 62nd Annual Shinnecock Pow Wow, where representatives of more than 40 tribes and nations will join with the Shinnecock Nation to celebrate their heritage, history and culture. The event provides a unique opportunity for the public to experience firsthand some of the cultural arts and traditions of Native Americans and to enjoy the colorful regalia, ethnic foods, graceful dancers and big drums.

Press Release
August 22, 2008
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MTA LIRR Offers Extra Service for Start of Labor Day Weekend, Friday, August 29; Weekend Schedule Remainder of Holiday

The MTA Long Island Rail Road will be providing additional service for customers getting an early start on the Labor Day Weekend on Friday, August 29. There will be eight additional eastbound trains from Penn Station between 1:47 PM and 3:48 PM. The extra service will include: three trains on the Babylon Branch, three on the Port Jefferson Branch, one on the Port Washington Branch and one on the Far Rockaway Branch.

The extra trains from Penn Station on Friday, August 29 are as follows:

Port Jefferson Branch to Hicksville and Huntington

Press Release
August 21, 2008
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Pick Up the Green Brochure For Details on August 23 & 24 LIRR Service Shutdown on the Main Line

NO TRAINS THAT WEEKEND BETWEEN MINEOLA AND JAMAICA AND
BETWEEN HEMPSTEAD AND JAMAICA AS QUEENS INTERLOCKING
SWITCH AND SIGNAL WORK NEARS COMPLETION

MTA Long Island Rail Road customers who travel the Main Line and Hempstead Branch should look for a new brochure detailing the LIRR's plans to shutdown train service on the weekend of Saturday, August 23 and Sunday, August 24 because of a major rehabilitation project.

Press Release
August 15, 2008
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MTA LIRR Scores an Ace with U.S. Tennis Open Service

The U.S. Tennis Open is an annual tradition in the metropolitan area and the best way to score an ace in getting to the action is the MTA Long Island Rail Road. The LIRR will be providing additional service for the Open's qualifying rounds, Arthur Ashe Kid's Day and the Open itself. The LIRR's Shea Stadium Station is adjacent to the home of the U.S. Open - the Arthur Ashe Tennis Stadium at Flushing Meadows. The dates are Tuesday, August 19 through Sunday, September 7. The train ride is just 16 minutes from Penn Station to the Stadium.

Press Release
August 14, 2008
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Track Work Affects MTA LIRR Port Washington Branch Service This Weekend, August 16-17

Buses Replace Trains Between Great Neck and Port Washington

Track and drainage work being performed between Great Neck and Port Washington on the MTA Long Island Rail Road's Port Washington Branch will mean no train service between Great Neck and Port Washington this weekend, August 16-17. Buses will be substituted for trains between 12:49 AM, Saturday and 11:40 PM Sunday. This is the final weekend of this work.

Press Release
August 13, 2008
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MTA LIRR Woodside Area Construction to Close Local Street and Affect Some Train Service August 15-16

The installation of a new signal bridge at the east end of the MTA Long Island Rail Road Woodside Station will result in the closing of a local street from late evening Friday, August 15 through early Saturday morning, August 16 and affect three westbound trains. The signal bridge is part of the work reconfiguring the LIRR's Harold Interlocking to accommodate eventual LIRR access to Grand Central Terminal.

Press Release
August 7, 2008
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Explore the Magic of Montauk or the Splendor of the South Shore in Two LIRR Weekend Getaways

SPEND AUGUST 16TH OR 17TH RELAXING ON LONG ISLAND

Enjoy the serenity of a seaside resort at the tip of Long Island in Montauk, or cruise the Great South Bay. The MTA Long Island Rail Road's One-Day "Montauk Lighthouse Tour" Getaway, along with the "Sunday Brunch Cruise, " makes for the ultimate weekend excursion.

Press Release
August 1, 2008
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Train Service Suspended Between Mineola and Jamaica Over Weekend of August 23-August 24

Buses Replace Trains on Huntington/Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma, Hempstead, and Oyster Bay Branches as Queens Interlocking Project Nears Completion

Long Island Rail Road President Helena Williams today reminded customers who use the LIRR's Main Line branches that buses would replace train service between Mineola and Jamaica on Saturday, August 23 and Sunday, August 24, 2008.

Press Release
July 29, 2008
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MTA LIRR Offers Two Great Getaways on August 2nd & 3rd

The "Southampton Escape" and "Cruisin to the Sound"offers land and sea lovers two memorable escapes.

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