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Press Release
January 7, 2008
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LIRR Improves On-Time Performance In 2007

The MTA Long Island Rail Road capped off 2007 with an On-Time Performance (OTP) of 94.07% - an almost 1 percentage point improvement over 2006. The prior year's OTP was 93.30%.

At 94.07%, 2007's OTP is the best since modern record keeping started in 1979.

The previous best OTP of 94.04% was achieved in 2002. The LIRR reached the 94.07% milestone in 2007 while operating almost 5% more trains (244,565) annually than in 2002 (233,301).

Press Release
December 28, 2007
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Media Advisory: Take Your Train to the New York National Boat Show December 29-January 6

The MTA Long Island Rail Road invites area sailors to help celebrate the 103rd anniversary of the New York National Boat Show with a discount package that includes savings of up to 32% on train fare and admission to the Boat Show. The LIRR Boat Show package is $23 for adults in Zones 1-12, $30 for adults in Zone 14. It's available from all open ticket offices and from blue and grey ticket machines.

Press Release
December 27, 2007
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Media Advisory: MTA LIRR to Provide Additional New Year's Holiday Service on December 28, December 31, and January 1

Alcoholic Beverages Prohibited On LIRR Trains, Platforms, and At Stations On New Year's Eve and Through Morning On New Year's Day

The MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide additional trains to and from Penn Station for the New Year's holiday. The extra service includes additional eastbound afternoon trains on Friday, December 28 and again on New Year's Eve, Monday, December 31; additional westbound trains into Penn Station on New Year's Eve and additional eastbound trains out of Penn Station on Tuesday, January 1.

Press Release
December 24, 2007
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MTA LIRR To Provide Additional New Year's Holiday Service On December 28, December 31 And January 1; Alcoholic Beverages Prohibited on LIRR Trains, Platforms and At Stations On New Year's Eve And Through Morning On New Year's Day

The MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide additional trains to and from Penn Station for the New Year's holiday. The extra service includes additional eastbound afternoon trains on Friday, December 28 and again on New Year's Eve, Monday, December 31; additional westbound trains into Penn Station on New Year's Eve and additional eastbound trains out of Penn Station on Tuesday, January 1.

As in prior years, alcohol will not be allowed on LIRR trains, stations and platforms on New Year's Eve and through the morning on New Year's Day. MTA Police will enforce this restriction.

Press Release
December 24, 2007
IMMEDIATE
Take Your Train To The New York National Boat Show December 29-January 6

The MTA Long Island Rail Road invites area sailors to help celebrate the 103rd anniversary of the New York National Boat Show with a discount package that includes savings of up to 32% on train fare and admission to the Boat Show. The LIRR Boat Show package is $23 for adults in Zones 1-12, $30 for adults in Zone 14. It's available from all open ticket offices and from blue and grey ticket machines.

Press Release
December 18, 2007
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MTA LIRR Operates Extra Trains on December 21 & December 24 For Early Holiday Getaway

The MTA Long Island Rail Road will operate eight extra afternoon trains from Penn Station between 2:09 PM and 3:48 PM on Friday, December 21 and again on Monday, December 24 for those leaving work early for the holiday. The LIRR will operate on a holiday schedule on Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25.

The eight extra trains depart Penn Station as follows:

Babylon Branch
2:22 PM-Express to Lynbrook, then all stops to Babylon
3:00 PM-Jamaica, Rockville Centre, then all stops to Babylon
3:31 PM-Express to Rockville Centre, then all stops to Babylon

Press Release
December 17, 2007
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Get Your Motor Running and Head to the 2007 International Motorcycle Show on the MTA LIRR

Get your motor running but don't head out on the highway, take the MTA Long Island Rail Road instead to the 2007 International Motorcycle Show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The LIRR's new discount package, at a savings of up to 44%, includes admission to the Motorcycle Show and railroad off-peak round-trip fare. The Show runs from December 28-30.

Press Release
December 12, 2007
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New MTA LIRR Timetables In Effect December 17; Include Extra Holiday Service

New MTA Long Island Rail Road timetables are in effect starting Monday, December 17. The new schedules include the extra service provided for the Christmas and New Year's holidays.

Press Release
December 6, 2007
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"Hold Your Child's Hand!" Is Key Element Of Latest MTA LIRR "Be Trainsmart" Safety Campaign

"Hold Your Child's Hand!" is the smart advice being offered to the riding public in the MTA Long Island Rail Road's latest installment of its "Be TrainSmart /Tune In To Safety" campaign. Adults are reminded "when children ride the train they may not be as aware of their surroundings. It is important for them to know about train safety, but it is even more important for an adult to watch out for them!"

Press Release
November 29, 2007
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"Courtesy Matters" On The LIRR; New Effort Targets Customer Concerns: Rude Cell Phone And Seat Space Use

If you happen to be a bit too loud in your on-train cell phone use or are in the habit of taking up more than your fair share of seat(s) on a train, then please pay attention to the new MTA Long Island Rail Road campaign or please mention it to your train-riding colleagues. "Courtesy Matters," focuses on two areas, rude cell phone and seat space use, that have been the subject of LIRR customer complaints, areas that are within the control of customers themselves.

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