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Press Release
November 15, 2019
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LIRR Completes Bridge Installations in East Hampton On Schedule

MTA Long Island Rail Road today announced it has completed replacement of two 124-year-old bridges in East Hampton on time, raising their heights to reduce truck strikes.

Press Release
November 13, 2019
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LIRR Crews Install Switch as Part of LIRR Expansion Project
Press Release
November 7, 2019
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LIRR’s November 11 Timetable Change Addresses Fall Leaf Season, Trackwork, and Positive Train Control Installation

MTA Long Island Rail Road crews continue to make improvements across the system resulting in some peak and off-peak schedule adjustments for customers. LIRR is advising customers that new timetables go into effect Nov. 11 andcontinue through Jan. 5, 2020.

Along with improvements related to track resurfacing and station renovation, cable installation will begin in Brooklyn for the implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC), a technology to improve rail safety.

Press Release
November 7, 2019
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LIRR to Replace Concrete Ties at Ronkonkoma Nov. 9-10 to Strengthen Infrastructure and Ensure Reliability

This coming weekend, Nov. 9-10, MTA Long Island Rail Road crews will replace concrete ties in Ronkonkoma as part of an ongoing initiative to renew track infrastructure and ensure safety and on-time performance.

Press Release
October 30, 2019
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LIRR Commissions Positive Train Control on Four Branches

MTA Long Island Rail Road President Phillip Eng today announced that select trains operating on the Far Rockaway, Long Beach, Oyster Bay, and West Hempstead Branches have begun operating with Positive Train Control, a signal system enhancement that reduces the potential for human error to cause specific types of train collisions and derailments.

Press Release
October 17, 2019
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Governor Cuomo Announces Second of Eight LIRR Grade Crossings Eliminated

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Covert Avenue in New Hyde Park reopened to traffic on schedule. The roadway is the second of eight Long Island Rail Road grade crossings to be completely eliminated through the LIRR Expansion Project. Most of the crossings, including the one at Covert Avenue, are being transformed into underpasses, which enhance railroad safety, improve traffic flow in communities of Nassau County, and reduce localized nuisances from horns and bells.

Press Release
October 15, 2019
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Long Island Rail Road Opens New Bigger and Brighter Lost and Found in Penn Station

MTA Long Island Rail Road today unveiled its bigger and brighter new Lost and Found Office at Penn Station. The new facility is focused on functionality and customer experience, in keeping with the more spacious and light-focused design of the new Penn Station.

Press Release
October 12, 2019
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Traffic Advisory: Covert Avenue Reopens in New Hyde Park

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that Covert Avenue, between 1st Avenue and 5th Avenue in New Hyde Park, reopened to traffic today, Saturday, Oct. 12, shortly before 4 p.m. The roadway had been closed on April 15 for LIRR-related reconstruction and improvement.

Press Release
October 11, 2019
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LIRR to Install Two New Bridges in East Hampton
MTA Long Island Rail Road today announced crews will begin the final stage of work to replace two bridges in East Hampton, at North Main Street and Accabonac Road to improve safety and reduce the possibility of bridge strikes with oversized vehicles improperly crossing these roadways. 
Press Release
October 9, 2019
IMMEDIATE
MTA to Conduct East Side Access Signal Tests for Four Weekends

Over the next four weekends, Oct. 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, and Nov. 2-3, crews will perform tests of signals in Harold Interlocking, the complex of switches in Sunnyside, Queens, where LIRR trains bound for Grand Central will separate from its trains to Penn Station, and where eastbound trains from those two terminals will merge onto the Main Line for travel to Long Island.

As a result of these signal tests, trains will operate hourly on the Port Washington Branch instead of every 30 minutes during these four weekends.

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