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Press Release
March 17, 2009
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MTA LIRR Adds Extra Train For This Sunday's St. Patricks Day Parade At Montauk

The MTA Long Island Rail Road has added an extra, eastbound morning train to Montauk this Sunday, March 22, for customers planning to attend the Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade at Montauk.

Press Release
March 13, 2009
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Media Advisory: Track Work March 16 Through March 19

BUS SERVICE REPLACES LATE MORNING/MIDDAY MTA LIRR TRAINS BETWEEN RONKONKOMA AND GREENPORT FROM MARCH 16 TO MARCH 19 DUE TO GRADE CROSSING WORK AT RAYNOR AVENUE IN RIVERHEAD.

From March 16 through March 19 grade crossing work at Raynor Avenue in Riverhead will affect train service on the Ronkonkoma Branch. The MTA Long Island Rail Road will substitute bus service in place of trains between Ronkonkoma and Greenport throughout the late morning/midday (9:00 AM to 4:00 PM) from Monday, March 16 through Thursday, March 19.

Press Release
March 12, 2009
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LIRR Customers Broadway Bound

MTA Long Island Rail Road kicked off its 175th anniversary celebration by handing out free Broadway show tickets to two lucky customers.

LIRR President Helena Williams presented the tickets to Leon McDonald of Huntington Station and Michelle Contos of Bohemia after they were declared winners of a Customer Appreciation Day raffle held on February 24 at Penn Station.

McDonald won a family four pack to the hit children's show "Dora the Explorer" and Contos took home four tickets to "Thomas & Friends On Stage."

Press Release
March 12, 2009
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Media Advisory: March 14 & March 15 LIRR Track Work

WEEKEND TRAIN SERVICE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED ON WEST HEMPSTEAD BRANCH; HOURLY BABYLON BRANCH SERVICE; FAR ROCKAWAY, HEMPSTEAD, LONG BEACH AND MONTAUK BRANCHES HAVE REVISED SCHEDULES DUE TO WEEKEND VALLEY STREAM TRACK WORK PROGRAM

Press Release
March 10, 2009
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LIRR Provides Extra Service For Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade

The MTA Long Island Rail Road will operate extra service to and from Penn Station for those traveling to the St. Patrick's Day Parade by train on Tuesday, March 17. Fifteen extra trains, seven westbound in the morning and eight eastbound in the afternoon, will be operated to supplement the regular schedule. The extra service includes:

WESTBOUND TO PENN STATION

Babylon Branch

Press Release
March 6, 2009
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Media Advisory: This Weekend, March 7 & March 8

WEEKEND TRAIN SERVICE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED ON WEST HEMPSTEAD BRANCH; BABYLON BRANCH SERVICE REDUCED; FAR ROCKAWAY, HEMPSTEAD, LONG BEACH AND MONTAUK BRANCHES ALSO AFFECTED DUE TO WEEKEND VALLEY STREAM TRACK WORK PROGRAM

Starting this weekend, March 7 and March 8, a track program in the Valley Stream area will affect train service on the West Hempstead, Hempstead, Babylon, Long Beach, Far Rockaway and Montauk Branches. This program will also be in effect on March 14-15, March 21-22 and March 28-29.

Press Release
March 4, 2009
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Bus Service Replaces Morning/Midday MTA LIRR Trains Between Ronkonkoma And Greenport From March 16 To March 19

The MTA Long Island Rail Road will substitute bus service in place of trains on the Ronkonkoma Branch between Ronkonkoma and Greenport throughout the morning/midday (9:00 AM to 4:00 PM) from Monday, March 16 through Thursday, March 19, as grade crossing renewal work is performed at the Raynor Avenue crossing in Riverhead.

Press Release
March 2, 2009
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MTA LIRR Adds Early Afternoon Train Service From Penn Station Due To Snowstorm

The MTA Long Island Rail Road will be adding eight additional eastbound trains from Penn Station this afternoon between 2:09 PM and 3:48 PM for customers leaving work early due to the snowstorm. The extra service includes: three trains on the Port Jefferson Branch, three on the Babylon Branch, one on the Port Washington Branch to Great Neck and one on the Far Rockaway Branch.

The extra service is as follows:

Port Jefferson Branch to Hicksville and Huntington

Press Release
February 26, 2009
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East New York Track Work Will Affect LIRR Service On Far Rockaway, Hempstead And Long Beach Branches On Last Saturday In February

As part of its track rehabilitation and renewal project, the MTA Long Island Rail Road will be upgrading the switches at the East New York Interlocking, affecting service on the Far Rockaway, Hempstead and Long Beach Branches, along with connections to other branches on February 28, marking the final of three consecutive Saturdays of track work in February.

On Saturday, February 28, 2009 starting at 12:01 AM and concluding at 11:30 PM, one of two main tracks will be out of service at East New York for switch work to be performed, resulting in the following changes:

Press Release
February 25, 2009
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Buses To Replace Trains Between Speonk & Montauk Weekdays March 2nd Thru May 15th

Bus service will replace MTA Long Island Rail Road trains between Speonk and Montauk on weekdays from March 2, 2009 through May 15, 2009 to allow for the installation of new track ties along the route.

The $9.3 million track refurbishment will cover 44.3 miles and involve the installation of 30,800 new track ties.

Included in this program is the process of surfacing or aligning the new ties with fresh stone ballast that is dropped over the entire work area to provide a smooth and comfortable ride for customers.

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