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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

Press Release
September 13, 2007
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Ahoy Mates! LIRR's "Treasure Island" Walks The Plank; Summer Winds Down With This Exciting One-Day Getaway September 15

The MTA Long Island Rail Road "Treasure Island" Getaway is offered for the final time this season, this Saturday, September 15.

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.

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