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Press Release
January 20, 2020
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LIRR On-Time Performance Rises to Three Year High in 2019; Cancellations, Major Delays, Short Trains Improve by Double Digits

MTA Long Island Rail Road President Phil Eng today announced that the LIRR’s on-time performance increased 2 percentage points in 2019, rising to 92.4%, the best performance in three years. The LIRR recorded 44% fewer train cancellations and terminations, 29% fewer trains delayed more than 15 minutes, and 25% fewer trains operating short. Trains traveled 4.3% more miles before experiencing any type of mechanical malfunction.

Press Release
January 16, 2020
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Long Island Rail Road Introduces Discount Ticket Pilot Program for Molloy College Students

Molloy College Funding Students with Savings on Monthly or Ten-Trip Tickets

Program Provides an Efficient, Safe, Environmentally Friendly Transportation Alternative

MTA Long Island Rail Road and Molloy College have partnered to provide the first-ever discounted college ticket initiative for full-time students traveling to and from campus on the Long Island Rail Road. 

Press Release
January 13, 2020
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MTA Long Island Rail Road Unveils Customer Lactation Pod to Accommodate On-the-Go Moms at Atlantic Terminal

Nursing on-the-go moms at LIRR's Atlantic Terminal have another option for breastfeeding as LIRR has unveiled a lactation suite. The pod, manufactured by Mamava, is the second for the Long Island Rail Road. 

Press Release
December 27, 2019
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MTA Rounds Out a Successful Year of LIRR Construction Projects and Expansion Milestones

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) ended 2019 having completed almost two dozen Long Island Rail Road construction projects – a massive increase in the pace of work to transform and modernize the railroad. The LIRR Modernization Program, a comprehensive program of 100 projects to rebuild the LIRR and foster economic growth, made great strides this past year with 14 station enhancements, five major bridge replacements and two grade crossing eliminations.

Press Release
December 20, 2019
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LIRR Announces Timetable Changes Effective Jan. 6: Limited Rush Hour Changes Result from Next Phase of Amtrak’s Penn Station Renewal; Off-Peak Changes Result from LIRR Expansion and Lynbrook Renewal

Service Changes Reflect Service Levels of January 2018 and January 2019 During Previous Phases of Amtrak’s Work

Seven Morning Rush Trains and Six Evening Rush Trains Affected; To Offset These Changes, Five Trains Being Added and Select Trains to Be Lengthened; Rush Hour Seating Capacity Reduction Limited to 1%

Press Release
December 3, 2019
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LIRR Customer Ambassadors Help LIRR Care Reach 3,500 Requests
Press Release
December 3, 2019
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LIRR to Perform Overnight Track Work on Port Washington Branch

MTA Long Island Rail Road forces will be working Tuesday night, Dec. 3, through early Wednesday morning, Dec. 4, to make rail repairs to ensure the continued safety and reliability of the LIRR system. As a result, buses will substitute for trains between Great Neck and Port Washington between 9:50 p.m. and 3:30 a.m. 

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Press Release
November 25, 2019
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LIRR Notches Dramatic Railroad Crossing Safety Improvements; Federal Regulators Recommend All U.S. Railroads Review LIRR Program and Consider Similar Steps

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has recognized MTA Long Island Rail Road for a nation-leading program that has dramatically improved railroad safety through the use of flexible delineators at railroad crossings and enhanced GPS alerts. The delineators and a partnership with Google/Waze have in their first year virtually eliminated the problem of motorists inadvertently turning onto tracks, which until last year had been happening with increased frequency – 21 times a year.

Press Release
November 23, 2019
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LIRR Issues Further Updates on Last Night’s Slow Speed Derailment

As of 11:31 a.m. the second and final car that had left the tracks has been re-railed. Repairs to the broken rail are underway.

MTA Long Island Rail Road crews have worked around the clock to make repairs and ensure the safety of the railroad and its passengers following a slow speed derailment Friday night, in which some wheels on the last two cars left the tracks. The rear car of the 10-car train was re-railed as of 8:20 a.m.

Press Release
November 23, 2019
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LIRR Issues Update on Last Night’s Slow Speed Derailment

MTA Long Island Rail Road crews have worked around the clock to make repairs and ensure the safety of the railroad and its passengers following a slow speed derailment Friday night, in which some wheels on the last two cars left the tracks. The rear car of the 10-car train was re-railed as of 8:20 a.m. leaving a single two-axle truck at the rear of the ninth car to be re-railed, which was expected to be accomplished by early Saturday afternoon.  

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