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Press Release
October 8, 2008
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Oyster Festival is Choice MTA LIRR Destination Weekend of October 18-19. Discount Package Includes Transportation and Oysters
The MTA Long Island Rail Road's discount package to one of Long Island's premier fall events is a "pearl" of a bargain. This year's Oyster Festival on the weekend of October 18 and 19 offers 150 arts and crafts booths, 23 food vendors and legendary oyster eating contests along with a variety of musical performances and a waterfront tall ships exhibit.
Press Release
October 2, 2008
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LIRR President Outlines Actions to Curb Abuse of U.S. Railroad Disability System
--STEPS INCLUDE NEW LIRR COMPLIANCE UNIT, ETHICS TRAINING, ABUSE HOTLINE AND CALL ON CONGRESS FOR REFORM MEASURES

MTA Long Island Rail Road President Helena Williams today announced a series of reform measures aimed at making sure only those retirees who deserve a federal disability pension receive one.

Press Release
October 2, 2008
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LIRR Offers Extra Trains Wednesday, October 8 For Eve of Yom Kippur
The MTA Long Island Rail Road is providing eight additional eastbound trains from Penn Station, Wednesday, October 8, between 2:09 PM and 3:48 PM for customers traveling early in observance of the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur).

Extra Train Service from Penn Station, Wednesday, October 8:

Babylon Branch
• 2:23 PM express to Lynbrook, then all stops to Babylon
• 3:00 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
October 1, 2008
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MTA LIRR Valley Stream Track Work to Affect Train Service on Far Rockaway and West Hempstead Branches, Sunday, October 5
A track and switch maintenance program in the Valley Stream area will affect train service on MTA Long Island Rail Road's Far Rockaway and West Hempstead Branches on Sunday, October 5. Buses will replace trains on the Far Rockaway Branch, for approximately 12 hours, from 12:09 AM through 12:15 PM, October 5. Buses will replace trains on the West Hempstead Branch, for approximately 24 hours, from 12:01 AM through 11:59 PM, October 5.


Far Rockaway Branch Customers
Press Release
October 1, 2008
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MTA LIRR Substitutes Bus Service For Overnight Trains on Port Washington Branch For Rail Testing Program, Saturday, October 4
The MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide bus service in place of four overnight trains on the Port Washington Branch between Great Neck and Port Washington on Saturday, October 4 in order to use the Sperry Rail Car to conduct special rail tests. Two eastbound and two westbound trains will be affected. Customers should allow up to 30 minutes additional travel time.
Press Release
September 19, 2008
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MTA LIRR Takes Educators and Students To "School"; NYC Attractions Make Great Classrooms

"Take the train to school" could be another name for the MTA Long Island Rail Road's Group Travel Program. The LIRR's latest edition of its "City Tracks Educator's Guide to New York City Attractions" includes six Big Apple draws ranging from the American Museum of Natural History to FDNY Fire Zone. Each attraction has its own appeal and ability to educate while providing students and teachers a day away from their regular classrooms. Another big plus for the Group Travel Program is the major transportation discounts offered school groups on the LIRR and MTA NYC Subway.

Press Release
September 19, 2008
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LIRR Provides Extra Trains Monday, September 29 For Eve Of Rosh Hashanah

The MTA Long Island Rail Road is offering eight additional eastbound trains from Penn Station, Monday, September 29, between 2:09 PM and 3:48 PM for customers traveling early in observance of the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah).

Extra Train Service from Penn Station, Monday, September 29:


Babylon Branch

Press Release
September 18, 2008
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Last Chance To Visit L.I. Homes Of The Rich & Famous On MTA LIRR Sept. 21 Getaway

This Sunday, September 21, is your last opportunity this year to check out some of the homes of Long Island's Gold Coast past in the MTA Long Island Rail Road's Mansions & Gardens Getaway.

Press Release
September 11, 2008
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MTA LIRR Substitutes Bus Service For Midday Trains East of Ronkonkoma For Switch Renewal Track Work September 15-18 and September 22-23

As part of its track rehabilitation and renewal project, the MTA Long Island Rail Road will be upgrading the switches at Riverhead Station during the weeks of September 15 and September 22, which will affect midday service on the Ronkonkoma Branch. During the switch renewal work, the LIRR will provide bus service in place of some trains during the midday on the Ronkonkoma Branch, east of Ronkonkoma, on Monday, September 15 through Thursday September 18 and again on Monday September 22 and Tuesday September 23.

Press Release
September 9, 2008
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The Perfect Way To Top Off The Summer Season: Two Nautical-Themed MTA LIRR Getaways, September 13-14

The Montauk Lighthouse and a cruise on the Great South Bay are highlights of two end- of- the-season MTA Long Island Rail Road Getaways offered this weekend, September 13 and 14.

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