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Press Release
March 30, 2007
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MTA LIRR Stewart Avenue Grade Crossing Work to be Performed April 2-7 and April 21 Resulting in Road Closure

Grade crossing renewal work at the Stewart Avenue, Bethpage Long Island Rail Road crossing will take place from Monday, April 2 through Saturday, April 7 and on Saturday, April 21. The road will be closed each day during the work on April 2, through April 6 from 8 AM to 4 PM; and on Saturdays, April 7 and 21 from 8:00 AM to 8 PM. LIRR train service will not be affected during the work periods.

The following roadway detour routes will be established while Stewart Avenue is closed for the crossing renewal work:

Press Release
March 29, 2007
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MTA LIRR Substitutes Bus Service for Trains on Montauk Branch for Rail Inspection on March 30

The MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide bus service in place of two mid-day trains on the Montauk Branch east of Babylon on Friday, March 30 as track inspections are made on one of the tracks between Babylon and Patchogue.

Press Release
March 28, 2007
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MTA LIRR Rosedale Station Pedestrian Tunnel to Temporarily Close As Part of Station Renovation Work

The MTA Long Island Rail Road Rosedale Station pedestrian tunnel will be temporarily closed until the end of this summer starting April 2. The tunnel is being closed in order to allow for the installation of a new elevator as part of the on-going station renovation project.

Customers may use the underpass at Francis Lewis Boulevard as an alternate means to access the platform staircases.

Press Release
March 28, 2007
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MTA LIRR Substitutes Bus Service for Trains on Montauk Branch for Rail Inspection Between Speonk and Montauk, March 29

The MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide bus service in place of some mid-day trains on the Montauk Branch east of Babylon on Thursday, March 29 as rail inspections are made on the track between Speonk and Montauk. Two eastbound and two westbound trains will be affected.

Press Release
March 27, 2007
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MTA LIRR Substitutes Bus Service for Trains on Montauk Branch for Rail Inspection Between Patchogue and Speonk, March 28

The MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide bus service in place of mid-day trains on the Montauk Branch east of Babylon on Wednesday, March 28. Three eastbound and three westbound trains will be affected.

The Sperry Rail Car, a bright yellow vehicle fitted with ultrasonic and induction test equipment, is designed to detect internal rail defects not readily visible to the eye. Defects that are found will be corrected immediately by a crew of LIRR track maintenance workers. The Sperry Rail Car is used twice a year to inspect approximately 500 miles of LIRR track.

Press Release
March 26, 2007
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MTA LIRR Substitutes Bus Service for Trains on Montauk Branch for Rail Inspection on March 27 & March 30

The MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide bus service in place of two mid-day trains on the Montauk Branch east of Babylon on Tuesday, March 27 and Friday, March 30 as track inspections are made on both tracks between Babylon and Patchogue.

Press Release
March 23, 2007
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MTA LIRR Commack Road Grade Crossing Work to be Performed March 31 Resulting in Road Closure and Substitute Bus Service

Grade crossing renewal work will take place at the MTA Long Island Rail Road's Commack Road crossing in Deer Park during a 24-hour period on Saturday, March 31. As a result Commack Road will be closed beginning 12:00 AM Saturday, March 31 through 12:00 AM Sunday April 1. Additionally, train service between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma will be suspended during this 24-hour period while the work is performed. Eastbound customers will transfer to buses at Hicksville for stations Pinelawn through Ronkonkoma.

Press Release
March 22, 2007
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MTA LIRR to Operate Additional Service for Passover, April 2 & 3 and Good Friday, April 6

The MTA Long Island Rail Road will operate eight additional eastbound trains from Penn Station, between 2:09 PM and 3:48 PM, for customers leaving work early in observance of Passover, Monday, April 2 and Tuesday, April 3, and Good Friday, April 6. Each day 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:

Press Release
March 21, 2007
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MTA LIRR Advises Alcoholic Beverages Will be Prohibited on Trains and Platforms and At Stations East of Babylon on Montauk Branch for This Sunday's St. Patrick's Day Parade At Montauk

The MTA Long Island Rail Road is advising customers planning to attend the 45th Annual Montauk St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 25, that alcoholic beverages will not be permitted on trains and platforms and at stations on the Montauk Branch east of Babylon in an effort to maintain orderly travel for our customers attending the parade. MTA Police will be gating the flow of customers at key Montauk Branch Stations and any alcoholic beverages observed or found at these LIRR facilities will be confiscated by MTA Police.

Press Release
March 20, 2007
IMMEDIATE
Preliminary Work to Begin on Reconstruction of Valley Stream MTA LIRR Station; Temporary Ticket Office/Waiting Room to be Set Up

Preliminary renovation work on the MTA Long Island Rail Road's Valley Stream Station gets underway on March 21 with the installation of a temporary ticket office/waiting room trailer near the existing ticket office. The trailer will be placed on nine parking spaces west of the taxi office, south of the viaduct. Seven of the spaces had been used for public parking and two spaces had been used by the taxi company. The parking spaces will be available for public use again following completion of the renovation work.

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