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Press Release
September 11, 2007
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MTA LIRR Ocean Avenue, East Rockaway Grade Crossing Rehab Work to Affect Highway Traffic for Several Weeks Including Complete Road Closing for Six Days; Train Schedule Revisions Included in New Long Beach Branch Timetable

The MTA Long Island Rail Road's rehabilitation of the Ocean Avenue grade crossing in East Rockaway, on the Long Beach Branch, will result in the complete closing of the road with detours, for six days this month along with traffic delays during the week of September 24. The work includes the installation of new track panels at the crossing as well as repaving the highway approaches to the crossing. When completed, motorists will experience a smoother ride as they travel over this area.

Press Release
September 6, 2007
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LIRR Offers Extra Trains Wednesday, September 12 for Eve of Rosh Hashanah

The MTA Long Island Rail Road is offering eight additional eastbound trains from Penn Station, Wednesday, September 12, between 2:09 PM and 3:48 PM for customers planning to leave work early in observance of Rosh Hashanah.

Extra Train Service from Penn Station, Wednesday, September 12:

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

Press Release
September 5, 2007
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MTA LIRR Service Alternative During New York Taxi Workers Alliance Work Stoppage

The MTA Long Island Rail Road advises customers to consider the LIRR, buses or subways as alternatives during the 48-hour work stoppage by the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, since fewer taxis may be operating during that period.

Press Release
September 4, 2007
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New MTA LIRR Timetables in Effect September 10, Includes Adjustments For Construction Projects on Most Branches

New MTA Long Island Rail Road timetables will be in effect beginning Monday, September 10, in order to accommodate various construction projects.

Babylon Branch Track Work:

Press Release
August 31, 2007
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MTA LIRR "Belmont Special" Puts Long Islanders In The Winner's Circle; Save $1 Off Grandstand Admission To Belmont Park

The thoroughbreds are back from Saratoga for the start of the Fall racing season and Long Islanders can take the fast and easy way to the track with the MTA Long Island Rail Road's "Belmont Special" to beautiful Belmont Park. The LIRR's package ticket includes round-trip rail transportation and a $1 discount off the $2 grandstand admission to the track. Starting Friday, September 7, and continuing through Sunday, October 21, LIRR trains will operate to and from Belmont Park on all racing days. First race begins at 1:00 PM.

Press Release
August 31, 2007
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MTA LIRR "Belmont Special" is the Best Route to the Track for the Fall Racing Card; Save $1 Off Grandstand Admission

The new Fall Racing season is getting underway and the best way to add to your enjoyment of the races is taking the MTA Long Island Rail Road to beautiful Belmont Park. The LIRR's "Belmont Special" package ticket includes round-trip rail transportation and a $1 discount off the $2 grandstand admission to the track. Starting Friday, September 7, and continuing through Sunday, October 21, LIRR trains will operate to and from Belmont Park for all racing days. First race begins at 1:00 PM.

Press Release
August 29, 2007
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MTA LIRR Offers Extra Trains for Start of Labor Day Weekend

The MTA Long Island Rail Road is offering eight additional eastbound trains from Penn Station Friday afternoon, August 31 between 2:09 PM and 3:48 PM for customers planning an early start to the Labor Day Weekend. The extra service will include: 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 as detailed below:

Press Release
August 24, 2007
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MTA LIRR Takes You to The "Pow Wow" Sept. 1 & 2

The MTA Long Island Rail Road is the way to go to the 61st Annual Shinnecock Pow Wow. The special non-escorted package takes participants to the Pow Wow for the Grand Procession, a photographer's dream featuring scores of Native Americans and representatives of Central or South American tribes dancing and chanting in gloriously colorful costumes. There are also continuous song and dance competitions through the day. The festival hours are from 10 AM to 10 PM, and the Grand Procession is at noon and 7 PM. Food and arts and crafts items are also available from 100 vendors.

Press Release
August 23, 2007
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MTA LIRR to Provide Extra Service To Us Open Tennis

The MTA Long Island Rail Road is the best road for tennis fans attending the U.S. Open Tennis Championships and the Arthur Ashe Kids Day at the Arthur Ashe Tennis Stadium at Flushing Meadows from August 25 through September 9. The train ride is just 16 minutes from Penn Station to the Stadium. For those traveling on the LIRR from Long Island, the tennis stadium is just six minutes from Woodside, 15 minutes from Great Neck and 25 minutes from Port Washington.

Press Release
August 21, 2007
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Weekend of August 25-26, LIRR Train Service Impacted by Roslyn Road Grade Crossing Work Train Service Suspended Between Mineola And Hicksville Buses Replace Some Trains; Other Trains Rerouted; Affects Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma, Oyster Bay, Far Rockawa

Work associated with the New York State Department of Transportation Roslyn Road Grade Crossing Elimination Project will require that train service be temporarily suspended on the MTA Long Island Rail Road's Main Line between Mineola and Hicksville from 1:05 AM, Saturday, August 25 through 12:45 AM, Monday, August 27. Service changes will affect customers using the Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma Branches with connecting service revisions for Oyster Bay, Far Rockaway and West Hempstead Branch customers.

Ronkonkoma Branch

Eastbound

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