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Press Release
April 20, 2009
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Media Advisory: MTA Long Island Rail Road Celebrates 175th Anniversary With Customer Appreciation Day, Commemorative U.S. Postal Stamp Cancel And Anniversary Ceremony

The Long Island Rail Road was chartered April 24, 1834. Three special events will take place on Tuesday, April 21 and on Friday, April 24 marking the LIRR's 175th anniversary.

Press Release
April 16, 2009
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Media Advisory: Weekend Track Work Affects West Hempstead Branch

Buses will replace trains on the MTA Long Island Rail Road's West Hempstead Branch starting at 11:50 PM, Friday April 17 and concluding at 6:30 AM on Sunday, April 19 due to track work related to switch modernization in Valley Stream. The work involves maintenance of track components, including ties and rails, and replacement where necessary.

Press Release
April 16, 2009
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Buses/Vans Replace Early-Morning Port Washington Branch Trains During Track Inspection Friday April 24

The MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide bus and van service in place of early- morning trains between Great Neck and Port Washington before the morning rush on Friday, April 24th in order to use the Sperry Rail Car to conduct special rail inspections. Two eastbound and two westbound trains will be affected.

Press Release
April 9, 2009
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MTA LIRR Offers Discounts to NY International Auto Show

When the New York Auto Show is in town MTA Long Island Rail Road customers should leave the driving to us to get to the Show.

The LIRR discount package includes up to 30% savings on admission and off-peak round trip rail fare. The package cost $24 for adults (zones 1-12) and $31 for adults (zone 14) and $4 for children 5-11. Seniors 65-plus should check current regular admission and rail fare and compare with adult package price.

Press Release
April 7, 2009
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Buses Replace Mid-day Montauk Branch Trains April 14, 15, & 17 As Rail Inspection Is Performed

The MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide bus service in place of midday, off-peak trains on the Montauk Branch on Tuesday, April 14, Wednesday, April 15, and Friday, April 17 while rail inspections are conducted. During testing on April 14 and 17, two eastbound trains will be affected—one will be canceled east of Babylon, and the other will be canceled at its origination station. Additionally, two westbound trains originating at Patchogue will be canceled. On April 15, three eastbound trains will terminate at Patchogue and three westbound trains will originate at Patchogue.

Press Release
April 6, 2009
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MTA LIRR To Operate Additional Service For Passover (April 8 & 9) And Good Friday (April 10

The MTA Long Island Rail Road will operate eight additional eastbound trains from Penn Station, between 2:22 PM and 3:48 PM, for customers leaving work early in observance of Passover, April 8 & 9, and Good Friday, April 10. Each of these days, there will be three additional trains on the Babylon Branch, three on the Port Jefferson Branch, and one each on the Far Rockaway and Port Washington Branches.

The extra, afternoon service from Penn Station follows:

Babylon Branch

Press Release
April 6, 2009
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Buses Replace Midday West Hempstead Branch Trains During Sperry Rail Inspection Program On Monday April 13th

The MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide bus service in place of midday trains between West Hempstead and Valley Stream following the morning rush on Monday, April 13th in order to use the Sperry Rail Car to conduct special rail inspections. Two eastbound and two westbound trains will be affected.

Press Release
April 3, 2009
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MTA LIRR Asks Public To Help Name Two Retired Locomotives As Part Of Its 175th Anniversary Celebration

The MTA Long Island Rail Road is launching a contest to name two retired LIRR locomotives – No. 397 and No. 398 – that are being loaned to the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum as part of the yearlong celebration of the LIRR's 175th anniversary. The two mini locomotives were used as "switching locomotives" in the LIRR's Morris Park diesel servicing and repair yard in Richmond Hill, Queens.

Press Release
April 3, 2009
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MTA LIRR To Stop At Mets-Willets Point Station For Mets Open Practice Sunday, April5

The MTA Long Island Rail Road will stop regularly scheduled trains at Mets-Willets Point station stop this Sunday, April 5 for ticket holders to the Mets special workout between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM.

Press Release
April 2, 2009
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MTA LIRR Provides Service To Mets New Citi Field Stadium

The MTA Long Island Rail Road remains the best way to get to Mets home games, although Mets fans will now have to remember some new names. First, Citi Field replaces Shea Stadium and the Long Island Rail Road stop has been renamed Mets-Willets Point.

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