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Press Release
May 17, 2007
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MTA LIRR Oyster Bay Branch Affected by Track Work This Weekend, May 19-20

MTA Long Island Rail Road Oyster Bay Branch customers traveling to and from Oyster Bay Station will use vans for part of their trips this weekend, May 19 and May 20, as switch installation work is completed. The track between Locust Valley and Oyster Bay will be out of service from 1:05 AM, Saturday, May 19 through 1:04 AM, Monday, May 21.

Eastbound
Customers for Oyster Bay will board vans at the Locust Valley Station to complete their trips. Customers can expect increased travel time of eleven minutes.

Press Release
May 16, 2007
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MTA LIRR Provides Extra Service to Shea for Mets-Yankees "Subway Series" May 18-May 20

The MTA Long Island Rail Road will be providing additional train service to and from Shea Stadium over and above regular Shea service for this season's first "Subway Series" between the Mets and Yankees the weekend of May 18 through May 20. Service begins two and one-half hours before each game. Take an earlier train so you won't miss a minute of this exciting series. Mets fans should pick up a copy of the special Met-Yankees Series at Shea Stadium May 18-20 timetable at their station or at all LIRR terminals.

Friday, May 18, 7:10 PM Game Time

Press Release
May 11, 2007
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New MTA LIRR Timetables in Effect May 21; Include Additional AM and PM Peak Train Service, Track & Construction Programs

New MTA Long Island Rail Road timetables take effect Monday, May 21. The new schedules include additional morning and evening peak train service requested by customers on several branches. Various construction and track programs will affect train service on several branches during midday hours and some weekends.

Evening rush hour customers at Penn Station should be aware that the new schedule will mean many track changes. Please listen for announcements before descending to the platforms.

Press Release
May 10, 2007
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MTA LIRR Tracks Customer Travel Patterns as Origin and Destination Study is Completed

MTA Long Island Rail Road has completed the initial analysis of its Origin and Destination (O&D) Study. The customer counts taken during the study provided the LIRR with a comprehensive database of ridership at each of its stations - serving as a benchmark to gauge future changes in travel behavior and a planning tool to support service improvements and equipment scheduling.

Press Release
May 3, 2007
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Track Work Affects MTA LIRR Montauk Branch this Weekend, May 4-7

Train service east of Babylon on the MTA Long Island Rail Road's Montauk Branch will be affected by switch replacement work for this weekend, Friday night, May 4 through early Monday, May 7.

May 4-May 7

From 11 PM Friday, May 4 through 2:30 AM, Monday, May 7, one of two main tracks between Babylon and Sayville will be out of service. Six eastbound and six westbound trains will be replaced by buses and others will have their schedules adjusted.

Eastbound: On Saturday and Sunday, customers on the 12:32 AM, the

Press Release
April 30, 2007
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Ride a Winner - Take the Train to Belmont Park; Save $1 Off Grandstand Admission with LIRR Belmont Special

Ride a winner and take the MTA Long Island Rail Road to Belmont Park for the Spring racing season. Long Islanders can relax, save gas, and avoid the hassles of traffic and parking by taking the fast and easy way to Belmont Park with the LIRR's "Belmont Special." The LIRR's package ticket includes round-trip rail transportation and a $1 discount off the regular $2 grandstand admission to the track.

Press Release
April 30, 2007
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Ride a Winner - Take the Train to Belmont Park; MTA LIRR "Belmont Special" is the Best Route to the Track for the Spring Racing Card; Save $1 Off Grandstand Admission

Ride a winner and take the MTA Long Island Rail Road to Belmont Park for the Spring racing season. The LIRR's "Belmont Special" package ticket includes round-trip rail transportation, and a $1 discount off the regular $2 grandstand admission to the track. Starting Wednesday, May 2 and continuing through Sunday, July 22, LIRR trains will operate to and from Belmont Park for all racing days. First race begins at 1:00 PM. On Fridays - June 15 through July 20 - post time for Sunset Racing is 3 PM.

Press Release
April 24, 2007
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Track Work Affects MTA LIRR Montauk Branch on Two Weekends April 27-28 & May 4-7

Train service east of Babylon on the MTA Long Island Rail Road's Montauk Branch will be affected by switch replacement work for two weekends, Friday night, April 27, and Saturday, April 28 and Friday night May 4 through early Monday, May 7.

April 27-April 28

From 11 PM, Friday, April 27 through 3 PM, Saturday, April 28, one of two main tracks between Babylon and Sayville will be out of service. Three eastbound and three westbound trains will be replaced by buses and others will have their schedules adjusted.

Press Release
April 20, 2007
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MTA LIRR Weekend Track Work to Affect Some Woodside Station Customers Weekend of April 21-22; Normal Service for Shea Stadium Mets Games

The MTA Long Island Rail Road's continuing weekend tie replacement program between Jamaica and the East River Tunnels (Long Island City) will affect some Woodside Station customers this weekend, April 21 and 22, but the same number of trains will operate to Shea Stadium for this weekend's Mets games. Woodside customers exiting from westbound Main Line trains between 10 PM Friday, April 20 and 10 AM Saturday, April 21 must use the first two cars of their train to disembark onto temporary platforms.

Press Release
April 12, 2007
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MTA LIRR Hempstead Branch Train Service Affected by Track Work Program Mid-Days, Weekdays, April 16-27

The MTA Long Island Rail Road Hempstead Branch will be affected by a track work program mid-days during the week, April 16-April 27. During the work, customers traveling between Hempstead and Garden City will take buses to complete their trips. Twelve trains are affected, six eastbound and six westbound. The work includes the replacement of wooden track ties with longer lasting concrete track ties.

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