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Press Release
October 3, 2007
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MTA LIRR Montauk Branch Train Service Affected By Grade Crossing Renewal Programs October 9-12

The MTA Long Island Rail Road Montauk Branch midday train service between Sayville and Patchogue will be affected from Tuesday, October 9 through Friday, October 12, by grade crossing renewal work at the Gillette Avenue and River Road crossings. Some customers on trains between 10 AM and 4:30 PM on those days will take buses to complete their trips.

Eastbound

Press Release
October 2, 2007
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LIRR Customer Service, Cleanliness Wins High Marks From Outside Consultant

Dual Mode Diesels May Be 'Lemons,' Nelson Finds

Full Report: Assessment of the Condition of the MTA Long Island Rail Road

The Long Island Rail Road received high marks for improved customer service, cleanliness of trains and stations, and timeliness of providing information to commuters but low scores on the performance of its diesel locomotive fleet, according to an analysis of the nation's busiest commuter rail line by a prominent outside consultant.

Press Release
September 26, 2007
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MTA LIRR St. Albans Station Train Service Normal This Weekend; Construction Work Canceled

MTA Long Island Rail Road westbound train service to and from St. Albans Station will operate normally this weekend, September 29 and 30. Construction work that would have resulted in van service for westbound customers has been canceled.

Press Release
September 26, 2007
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The Perfect MTA LIRR Getaway For The Lover Of Farm Fresh Food, Saturday, September 29

One of the best ways to get farm fresh food is to be there. The MTA Long Island Rail Road has the brand new "Harvest Hopping" Getaway for the lover in all of us of fresh grown farm food. The first stop on this day-long "green adventure" is one of the North Fork's best farms offering delicious organically grown produce. The Sang Lee Farms in Peconic not only has its signature "Fresh-Lee Cut" vegetables but there are also seasonal products as well as specialty dressings, pestos and dips.

Press Release
September 20, 2007
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MTA LIRR President Helena Williams and East End Elected Officials Announce Enhanced South Fork Train Service to Operate During Reconstruction of County Road 39

MTA Long Island Rail Road President Helena E. Williams and East End elected officials jointly announced today the implementation of enhanced LIRR train service for the South Fork to mitigate traffic congestion during the reconstruction of County Road 39.

The new LIRR train service is scheduled to operate, weekdays, from October 23, 2007 through May 22, 2008.

Press Release
September 20, 2007
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MTA LIRR St. Albans Westbound Service Affected by Construction Work Weekends of September 22 and September 29

Westbound train service at the MTA Long Island Rail Road's St. Albans Station will be temporarily suspended on the weekends of September 22 through early September 24 and September 29 through early October 1. Eastbound train service to and from St. Albans will not be affected and normal train service will be restored in time for the Monday morning rush hour on both weekends.

Press Release
September 20, 2007
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From Fruit to Vine and More; MTA LIRR Getaway on Sept. 22

The MTA Long Island Rail Road "Vineyard Harvest" on Saturday, September 22, is one terrific way to spend the last day of summer.

Press Release
September 19, 2007
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Mr. Met Joins LIRR in Advising LIRR Customers to Watch The Gap

The MTA Long Island Rail Road has partnered with the NY Mets in a new public information campaign to promote gap safety. As part of the campaign, the Mets will post "Watch the Gap" messages on the scoreboard at home games at Shea Stadium along with public address announcements. In addition, the LIRR and the Mets have developed a new flyer featuring Mr. Met at the LIRR's Shea Stadium Station as he demonstrates how to safely step over the gap between the train and the platform.

Press Release
September 17, 2007
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MTA LIRR Awards Design Contract For New Ronkonkoma Station Parking Lot

The MTA Long Island Rail Road has awarded a design contract for the construction of a new 325-space parking lot at Ronkonkoma Station. HDR/Daniel Frankfurt - an architecture-engineering design firm - is designing the new lot to be located on the north side of Ronkonkoma Station, to the east of the station building.

Press Release
September 14, 2007
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LIRR Offers Extra Trains Friday, September 21 for Eve of Yom Kippur

The MTA Long Island Rail Road is offering eight additional eastbound trains from Penn Station, Friday, September 21, between 2:09 PM and 3:48 PM for customers planning to leave work early in observance of Yom Kippur.

Extra Train Service from Penn Station, Friday, September 21:
Babylon Branch
- 2:22 PM express to Lynbrook, then all stops to Babylon
- 2:58 PM stopping at Jamaica, Rockville Centre, then all stops to Babylon
- 3:31 PM express to Rockville Centre, then all stops to Babylon

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