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Press Release
July 21, 2015
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Buses Replace Trains between Ronkonkoma & Brentwood on Sat., July 25 & Sun., July 26 for Grade Crossing Project

Buses will replace train service between Brentwood and Ronkonkoma this coming weekend as the Long Island Rail Road installs a new rail crossing at Carleton Avenue in Central Islip. The changeover to bus service begins after the last train arrives in Ronkonkoma at 12:37 a.m. on Saturday, July 25 and continues until 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, July 26, when normal train service resumes. Customers should allow extra travel time westbound and eastbound.

Westbound

Press Release
July 14, 2015
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Take the LIRR to the Foo Fighters Concerts at Citi Field on Wednesday, July 15 and Thursday, July 16

If you’re planning to see the Foo Fighters perform this week at Citi Field, then the Long Island Rail Road is the way to get there.

One of the great American rock bands of the last two decades, the Foo Fighters will be in concert at the home of the New York Mets tomorrow, Wednesday, July 15 and again Thursday, July 16.

Press Release
July 10, 2015
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LIRR’s Renovated Smithtown Station Building Opens Monday

The Long Island Rail Road’s newly renovated Smithtown Station building will open to the public on Monday, July 13, the latest construction project completed under the LIRR’s State of Good Repair program to modernize station facilities around the system.

Press Release
July 9, 2015
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LIRR Adding 16 Extra Trains This Friday to Help Soccer Fans See Lower Manhattan Ticker Tape Parade

If you’re heading to tomorrow’s historic ticker tape parade for the world champion U.S. women’s soccer team, skip the traffic and parking headaches. Ride with your fellow soccer fans on the Long Island Rail Road, which is running six extra trains to Penn Station tomorrow timed to get you to the start of the parade, and 10 extra trains to get you home.

Press Release
June 29, 2015
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LIRR Adds East End Service for Extended July 4 Weekend

MTA Long Island Rail Road is offering plenty of extra train service to the East End over the extended Independence Day Weekend, including an extra Cannonball to Montauk on top of the Railroad’s already enhanced summer Montauk Branch schedule. Highlights follow here and customers can pick up a copy of the current Montauk and Ronkonkoma/Greenport timetables or view them online at www.mta.info/lirr.

Independence Day Holiday Weekend Train Service:

To the Hamptons and Montauk:

Press Release
June 29, 2015
IMMEDIATE
LIRR Adding Extra Afternoon Eastbound Trains Thursday, July 2 for Customers Getting Jump on Long Holiday Weekend

The Long Island Rail Road will provide additional afternoon service from Penn Station, Thursday, July 2 for customers planning an early getaway for the Independence Day weekend.

Babylon Branch

Press Release
June 18, 2015
IMMEDIATE
Weekend Subway Service Advisory

Customers may visit our website at www.mta.info and check out “The Weekender,” accessible by clicking “The Weekender” tab located within the Service Status Menu. The Weekender makes it easy for subway riders to visualize exactly how weekend work will affect subway service.

Press Release
June 18, 2015
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Buses Replace Trains Between Port Washington & Great Neck the Weekend of June 20-21 for Demolition of Colonial Road Bridge

Some 18,000 MTA Long Island Rail Road customers who travel on the Port Washington Branch during the weekend of June 20-21 will face service reductions while contractors demolish the 115 year-old Colonial Road Bridge in the Village of Thomaston near Great Neck Station.

Press Release
June 12, 2015
IMMEDIATE
Buses Again Replace Trains Between Port Jefferson and Huntington for Installation of New Concrete Ties

The Long Island Rail Road wants to remind Port Jefferson Branch customers that buses will again replace trains between Port Jefferson and Huntington over the weekend of Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14, as the LIRR resumes the installation of new concrete ties along that stretch of track. As a result, service along the route will be reduced from every 90 minutes to every two hours, and buses connect to alternate trains.

Press Release
June 8, 2015
IMMEDIATE
LIRR Thanks Customers for a Successful Day at Belmont Stakes

MTA Long Island Rail Road President Patrick A. Nowakowski today thanked customers for returning to the Railroad to get to and from Belmont Park on Saturday to witness the historic Triple Crown victory of American Pharoah. Final ridership figures released today showed 25,583 racing fans took the train to the track and, in a surprising turn of events, 28,947 used the railroad to return home. The unexpected increased post-race ridership indicated customers believed LIRR could get them home efficiently even after last year’s well-publicized difficulties.

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