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Press Release
July 28, 2008
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MTA LIRR is the Best Way to This Weekend's Sayville Summerfest, August 1-3

A special long weekend is in store this Friday through Sunday when the "Sayville Summerfest" takes place. The MTA Long Island Rail Road has a special non-escorted travel package to this great summer-time event. The "Summerfest" features carnival rides, games, live entertainment, a car show, arts and crafts vendors and more. The LIRR "Sayville Village" Getaway package includes discounted round-trip rail to and from Sayville Station plus a "LIRR Sayville Customer Coupon" good for $10 off from a participating merchant. The cost is $20 for adults, $11.50 for children 5-11.

Press Release
July 24, 2008
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MTA LIRR Offers Getaway to the "Ultimate" Seaside Resort

FULL DAY VISIT TO MONTAUK ON JULY 26

The ultimate seaside resort is at the tip of Long Island in Montauk. The best way to see this seaside community is via the MTA Long Island Rail Road's One-Day "Montauk Lighthouse" Getaway. This getaway includes a visit to three distinct areas: Montauk Village, the Lighthouse, and Gosman's Dock.

Press Release
July 24, 2008
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MTA LIRR Offers Calverton Cemetery Escorted Rail-Bus Package on Sunday, July 27

In response to a request by its customers, the MTA Long Island Rail Road has expanded its offering of an escorted rail-bus package that affords customers the opportunity to honor their loved ones who are interred at Calverton National Cemetery to include Sunday, July 27, 2008. The package includes round-trip rail and bus transportation to the cemetery.

Press Release
July 23, 2008
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MTA LIRR Oyster Bay Branch Service Affected by Grade Crossing Renewal Work August 2 & August 9

Buses will replace four trains (two eastbound and two westbound) on the MTA Long Island Rail Road's Oyster Bay Branch on two Saturdays, August 2 and August 9, as grade crossing renewal work is done at Glen Street near the Glen Street Station. The affected trains are as follows:

Press Release
July 16, 2008
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MTA LIRR ANNOUNCES TWO FANTASTIC ONE-DAY GETAWAYS ON JULY 19 & 20 -"TREASURE ISLAND" AND "MANSIONS & GARDENS"

Experience Long Island's Gold Coast, Wineries and Manicured Estates while visiting Greenport, Sag Harbor and Shelter Island

Experience the glamour, the splendor and the magnificence of Long Island while treating yourself to a fabulous weekend. The MTA Long Island Rail Road offers two mid-July weekend getaways, "Treasure Island" and "Mansions & Gardens" -- perfect for those who wish to indulge in the riches of the Island.

Press Release
July 16, 2008
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TRACK WORK AFFECTS MTA LIRR PORT WASHINGTON BRANCH SERVICE ON THREE WEEKENDS: JULY 19-20, AUGUST 2-3 & AUGUST 16-17

BUSES REPLACE TRAINS BETWEEN GREAT NECK AND PORT WASHINGTON

Track and drainage work being performed between Great Neck and Port Washington on the MTA Long Island Rail Road's Port Washington Branch will mean no train service between Great Neck and Port Washington for three weekends, July 19-20, August 2-3 and August 16-17. Buses will be substituted for trains between 12:49 AM on the affected Saturdays and 11:40 PM on the affected Sundays.

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Press Release
July 14, 2008
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"WAIT BEHIND THE GATE!" WARNS MTA LIRR

PART OF "BE TRAINSMART TUNE IN TO SAFETY!" CAMPAIGN

The MTA Long Island Rail Road is warning the public to exercise extreme caution when crossing the tracks in the latest segment of its "Be TrainSmart Tune In To Safety Campaign!". The "Wait Behind The Gate" part of the year-long LIRR public safety campaign points to railroad grade crossings as an area where both motorists and pedestrians should be especially attentive.

Press Release
July 11, 2008
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LIRR One-Day Getaways To Wine Country And Cruisin' On The Sound Make July 12-13 Weekend One To Go On A "Stay-Cation"

Staying close to home but enjoying what Long Island has to offer is the aim of many area residents this season. The MTA Long Island Rail Road has two perfect "stay-cations" for this weekend. On Saturday, July 12, the "Wine Country Getaway" offers a day trip to Long Island's North Fork wine country and three wineries. The Sunday, July 13, "Cruisin' On The Sound" Getaway includes a visit to Port Jefferson and an afternoon cruising Long Island Sound to Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Press Release
July 9, 2008
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MTA LIRR Provides Additional Service To Shea Stadium For Billy Joel's "Last Play At Shea" Concerts, July 16 & July 18

Taking the MTA Long Island Rail Road to Billy Joel's "Last Play at Shea" concerts on July 16 and July 18 will be the best way to get into "A New York State of Mind" for an enjoyable evening. The LIRR will be providing additional eastbound and westbound trains to Shea Stadium so you can get there easily whether you're coming from "Cold Spring Harbor" or the "Miracle Mile."

Press Release
July 9, 2008
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MTA Long Island Rail Road Turning 'Trash Into Cash'

REPORTS $3 MILLION IN REVENUE FROM SALE OF SCRAP SINCE 2006

MTA Long Island Rail Road President Helena Williams reported today that the sale of scrap metal salvaged by the LIRR has brought in more than $3 million since 2006, including $718,469 so far this year.

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