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Press Release
August 21, 2013
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Public Hearing on Proposed LIRR Service Investments Set for Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 5 PM at MTA Headquarters

 

MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) will hold a public hearing on a proposal to restore half-hourly service on the Port Washington Branch on weekends, and on a proposal to operate weekend service on the Ronkonkoma Branch between Ronkonkoma and Greenport for approximately 10 additional   weekends each year.

The public hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 27 at 5 p.m. at MTA Headquarters, located at 347 Madison Avenue in the Board Room on the 5th floor.

Proposed Port Washington Branch Half-Hourly Service

Press Release
August 20, 2013
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MTA LIRR’s $40 Million Massapequa Station Platform & Elevator Project Enters Next Phase

 

The next segment of a $40 million facelift of the Massapequa Station gets underway Wednesday, August 21, 2013, as the LIRR continues the work it began in the spring on a two-year rehabilitation project of the station.

The LIRR is replacing the station platform, canopy, staircases, elevator and escalator as well as the platform waiting room, lighting, public address system and signage. The Railroad is also starting work on the installation of a pocket track just east of the station that will improve train service and frequency as well as on-board seat availability.

Press Release
August 20, 2013
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Take the Long Island Rail Road to U.S. Open Tennis at Flushing Meadow Park

 

MTA Long Island Rail Road is serving up aces with its frequent service to the 132nd U.S. Open Tennis tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadow-Corona Park beginning with the start of qualifying rounds today, Tuesday, August 20 right through to the tournament finals on September 9.

Press Release
July 17, 2013
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East Side Access Track Work at Harold Interlocking Will Speed Trains; 3 AM Peak and 2 PM Peak Train Cancellations Required During 30-Day Construction

For 30 days this summer, crews working on the East Side Access megaproject will build heavy concrete slabs that will serve as the ceiling of a new underpass at the busy Harold Interlocking switching complex in Sunnyside, Queens. The underpass will create a congestion-free bypass for Amtrak trains approaching Penn Station from Boston, which means fewer potential delays for customers of the Long Island Rail Road and Amtrak.

Press Release
July 12, 2013
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LIRR is Your Ticket to Summer Getaways on Long Island

 

MTA Long Island Rail Road’s perennially popular Summer Getaways, the one-day excursions that show you the best of Long Island at unbeatable discount prices is about to move into high season with a total of 19 sightseeing tours – including two being offered for the first time.

Press Release
July 10, 2013
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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES LIRR WILL PROVIDE EXTRA SERVICE FOR MLB ALL-STAR GAME EXTRAVAGANZA AT CITI FIELD JULY 14-16

 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide extra train service direct to Citi Field during Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game and related festivities on Sunday, July 14, Monday, July 15, and Tuesday, July 16.

Press Release
July 8, 2013
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LIRR Helps Train Paramedic Students from CUNY’s LaGuardia Community College at Railroad’s Long Island City Train Yard

 

Paramedic students from CUNY’s LaGuardia Community College trained side-by-side with emergency service professionals from MTA Long Island Rail Road at a mock mass casualty drill staged recently at the LIRR’s Long Island City Yard.

Press Release
July 1, 2013
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LIRR Adding Extra Afternoon Eastbound Service on Wednesday, July 3 for Customers Getting Jump on Holiday

 

The MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide additional early-afternoon service from Penn Station, Wednesday, July 3, adding eight eastbound trains to the schedule for customers planning an early getaway for the start of the Independence Day holiday. 

The extra early-afternoon trains will depart Penn Station starting at 2:08 PM and includes three extra trains on the Babylon Branch, three on the Port Jefferson Branch, one extra train on the Port Washington Branch and one extra train on the Far Rockaway Branch.

Press Release
July 1, 2013
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Railroad Offering Money-Saving Getaways to World-Class Beaches Here on Long Island

 

Come Back to Long Beach - New LIRR Discount Package

From New York & Brooklyn: $22/ From Jamaica Station: $18.75

Long Beach’s beautiful oceanfront beckons once again and the city is eager to serve the hundreds thousands of visitors who annually make the barrier island their destination of choice.

Press Release
June 26, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Ride MTA LIRR to Splish Splash Long Island Water Park

 

Splish Splash Water Park on Long Island’s North Fork is now open daily and MTA Long Island Rail Road can get you there with a package deal that includes rail, shuttle bus and park admission at a savings of up to 27% on regular prices. The LIRR Splish Splash Package price is $63.75 for adults and $50 for children ages 4-11. That adds up to an $11 saving for adults on park admission and $7 for children.

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