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Press Release
October 24, 2008
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MTA LIRR Invites You to Explore "Treasure Island" on Saturday, November 1, 2008
Come Travel With Us! Enjoy an East End Sampler

The MTA Long Island Rail Road has the perfect one-day fall getaway for the treasure seeker at heart. The "Treasure Island" Getaway includes visits to a winery, a quaint seaport village and a former whaling community.

Press Release
October 22, 2008
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MTA LIRR East Side Access Project-Related Track Work to Affect Port Washington Branch Service Weekends of November 1-2 & November 8-9
SUBSTITUTE SUBWAY SERVICE IN EFFECT WEEKEND OF NOV. 8-9;
MINOR MAIN LINE TRAIN IMPACT WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 1-2

The MTA Long Island Rail Road is completing the work to install a new switch and track configuration (called Wood Interlocking) just east of the East River Tunnels in Sunnyside, Queens, during the weekends of November 1-2 and November 8-9. The construction work is an important part of the East Side Access Project that will eventually bring MTA Long Island Rail Road service to Grand Central Terminal.

Press Release
October 22, 2008
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MTA LIRR'S Diesel Fleet Shows Improvements -- 32 Percent Decline in Repeat Maintenance Problems Means Fewer Delays For Commuters
The MTA Long Island Rail Road's diesel fleet has shown marked improvement in reliability as new maintenance procedures have reduced delays and down time for the engines.

"While we still have additional improvements to make, we are encouraged that our focus on this issue has produced tangible results for our customers in the form of fewer breakdowns and delays," said LIRR President Helena Williams.

Press Release
October 22, 2008
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Reap the Rewards of Eastern Long Island's Harvest on a LIRR Weekend Getaway
MAKE SATURDAY OCTOBER 25TH A "TRIP AND TREAT" FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Spend the week before the Halloween holiday going door-to-door on the Long Island Rail Road's Vineyard Harvest one-day getaway tour. Visit the country farms, wineries and picturesque villages that have come to define eastern Long Island's North Fork. Taking a harvest time tour of the region and experiencing three of its most popular points of interest, is a great way to enjoy autumn and all of its beauty.

Press Release
October 20, 2008
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Take the MTA LIRR to Shopping and Save
NEW TANGER DEER PARK PACKAGE INCLUDES TRAVEL AND COUPON SAVINGS FOR "TANGER AT THE ARCHES"
Press Release
October 17, 2008
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Buses Replacing Trains on Montauk Branch Over the Weekends of Oct. 25-26 and Nov. 1-2
PICK-UP SPECIAL TIMETABLES FOR SERVICE CHANGES DURING 'BABYLON INTERLOCKING' TRACK WORK.

Buses will replace trains along the Babylon and Montauk branches over the weekends of October 25-26 and November 1-2 so that MTA Long Island Rail Road can install new signals and switches at Babylon Interlocking.

Over the weekend of October 25-26 buses will replace trains between Babylon and Patchogue. Partial busing will be necessary between Patchogue and Speonk. On the second weekend, November 1-2, a partial busing plan will again be in effect.

Press Release
October 14, 2008
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MTA LIRR and Radio City Christmas Spectacular Equal Year-End Fun; Free Train Ride and Show Discount Offer
The MTA Long Island Rail Road is not only offering customers a free ride but also a discount to one of New York's landmark holiday attractions. From November 7 through December 30, customers will be able to get ten dollars off their tickets to select performances of this year's Radio City Christmas Spectacular along with a free round-trip train ticket. All customers have to do is mention code "LIRR" when they purchase their show tickets.
Press Release
October 10, 2008
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Buses Replace Port Jefferson Branch Trains During Sperry Rail Testing Program on Thursday and Friday October 23 & 24, 2008
The MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide bus service in place of trains, following the morning rush between Greenlawn and Port Jefferson on Thursday, October 23 and Friday, October 24 in order to use the Sperry Rail Car to conduct special rail tests. Three eastbound and three westbound trains will be affected on October 23rd. Two eastbound and two westbound trains will be affected on October 24th. Customers should allow up to 25 minutes additional travel time.
Press Release
October 8, 2008
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Oyster Festival is Choice MTA LIRR Destination Weekend of October 18-19. Discount Package Includes Transportation and Oysters
The MTA Long Island Rail Road's discount package to one of Long Island's premier fall events is a "pearl" of a bargain. This year's Oyster Festival on the weekend of October 18 and 19 offers 150 arts and crafts booths, 23 food vendors and legendary oyster eating contests along with a variety of musical performances and a waterfront tall ships exhibit.
Press Release
October 2, 2008
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LIRR President Outlines Actions to Curb Abuse of U.S. Railroad Disability System
--STEPS INCLUDE NEW LIRR COMPLIANCE UNIT, ETHICS TRAINING, ABUSE HOTLINE AND CALL ON CONGRESS FOR REFORM MEASURES

MTA Long Island Rail Road President Helena Williams today announced a series of reform measures aimed at making sure only those retirees who deserve a federal disability pension receive one.

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