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Press Release
October 9, 2019
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LIRR to Conduct Cyclical Rail Safety Tests Oct. 12-13 and Accommodate City of New York’s Pedestrian Bridge Demolition in Bayside

The Long Island Rail Road will perform cyclical rail safety tests on the Port Washington Branch during overnight hours on Oct. 12-13 while the City of New York concurrently demolishes a decommissioned pedestrian bridge over the LIRR’s tracks in Bayside. More details on the pedestrian bridge demolition are available at nyc.gov/ddc.  

Press Release
October 7, 2019
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MTA Completes Replacement of 108-Year-Old LIRR Bridge in Garden City in 55 Hours

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that early this morning, workers successfully completed the replacement of a 108-year-old bridge that carried the Long Island Rail Road over Nassau Boulevard in Garden City with a higher bridge that will reduce truck accidents, improve on-time performance, and carry a third bay for an expanding railroad. The bridge replacement, was completed over a 55-hour window from Friday evening through 5:54 a.m. today.

Press Release
October 1, 2019
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MTA to Install New Nassau Boulevard Bridge in Garden City

MTA Long Island Rail Road today announced that crews working on the LIRR Expansion Project will replace the Nassau Boulevard Bridge located near the Merillon Avenue Station in the Village of Garden City along the LIRR Main Line.

Press Release
September 26, 2019
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LIRR Reminds Customers About Nassau Switch Replacement and Upcoming Related Main Line Expansion Work

This Saturday, Train Service to Be Suspended Between New Hyde Park and Hicksville

LIRR Advises Customers to Consider Alternatives Branches

NICE Bus to Cross-Honor LIRR Tickets for Travel Between Mineola and Hicksville

On Sunday, Main Line Service Resumes with Some Schedule Changes; Reduced Service on Port Jefferson Branch

 

Press Release
September 23, 2019
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LIRR’s Autumn Weekends Are Back: Travel With a Monthly Ticket Holder and Pay $1

The weekend getaway season continues for Long Island Rail Road customers with the return of Autumn Weekends. Since launching in 2018, the LIRR’s Summer Saturdays and Autumn Weekends pilot programs have been so well-received and used by tens of thousands of customers. Now, the LIRR is expanding the program once again for five consecutive weekends between Oct. 12 and Nov. 10, 2019.

Press Release
September 18, 2019
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LIRR to Perform Sandy Restoration and Resiliency Work on Long Beach Branch Sept. 21-22

MTA Long Island Rail Road crews will be out in force on the Long Beach Branch the weekend of Sept. 21-22 to restore signal system components that were damaged by Superstorm Sandy and increase their resiliency, and to perform maintenance on the Reynolds Channel Bridge, which connects Island Park and Long Beach.

As a result of the work, buses will substitute for trains between Valley Stream and Long Beach starting at approximately 10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, and continuing until approximately 1 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 23.

Press Release
September 10, 2019
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LIRR to Introduce New Fleet of Rail Cars Tomorrow

Long Island Rail Road President Phil Eng today announced that the LIRR’s next fleet of rail cars, known as the “M9” cars, will enter into passenger service tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019.
The new cars incorporate and improve upon the most successful and popular features of the MTA’s two recent electric car fleets, the LIRR’s familiar M7s electric cars, and the M8 cars serving Metro-North’s New Haven Line, and will enhance safety.

Press Release
September 5, 2019
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Governor Cuomo Announces First of Eight LIRR Grade Crossings Eliminated

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Urban Avenue in New Cassel reopened to traffic on time this morning. The roadway is the first of eight Long Island Rail Road grade crossings to be completely eliminated through the LIRR Expansion Project. Most of the crossings 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
September 4, 2019
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LIRR to Rebuild Switches at Mineola

Train Service to Be Suspended Between Floral Park and Hicksville on Three September Saturdays as Two Tracks Are Removed from Service;

On Three September Sundays, Service Will Operate on Reduced Schedules; 

LIRR Advises Customer to Consider Babylon, Hempstead, Port Washington or Montauk Branches as Alternatives to Main Line

Press Release
September 3, 2019
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MTA and Labor Officials Commend Employees Who Found $9,000 In Cash Left on LIRR Train

Long Island Rail Road President Phillip Eng, SMART Union General Chairman Anthony Simon and Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen General Chairman Kevin Sexton joined together at Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn, to commend LIRR train crew members who returned $9,000 to a very grateful customer last Thursday, Aug. 29.

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