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Press Release
October 11, 2016
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LIRR Operating Extra Afternoon Eastbound Service Today for Customers Observing Yom Kippur

The Long Island Rail Road will provide ten extra afternoon eastbound trains from Penn Station for customers heading home from work to the observe Yom Kippur. There will be three additional trains on the Babylon Branch, three on the Port Jefferson Branch, one on the Port Washington Branch and one on the Far Rockaway Branch.

The extra Yom Kippur trains departing Penn Station on Tuesday afternoon are:

Ronkonkoma Branch

The 1:49 p.m. train from Penn Station stopping at Woodside, Jamaica, Mineola, Hicksville, then making all stops to Ronkonkoma.

Press Release
October 10, 2016
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Governor Cuomo Announces LIRR to Restore Full Service in Time for Monday Afternoon Rush Hour

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the Long Island Rail Road will resume full rush hour service this afternoon on the Ronkonkoma, Port Jefferson and Oyster Bay Branches. Service on those branches was disrupted in the wake of a derailment east of New Hyde Park on Saturday night.

Press Release
October 10, 2016
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Governor Cuomo Announces Service Restorations on Main Line Track Following LIRR Derailment

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that MTA Long Island Rail Road crews have restored train service to one of the two Main Line tracks east of New Hyde Park where a train derailed on Saturday night. The restoration allows limited train service to resume in time for Monday morning’s rush hour on the LIRR’s Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma and Oyster Bay Branches.

Press Release
October 9, 2016
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LIRR Hopeful About Restoring Some Service on Mainline Following Derailment; Customers Also Encouraged to Consider Alternatives During Monday Morning Commute

MTA Long Island Rail Road crews have begun removing undamaged cars of a derailed train from the site of a derailment Saturday evening east of New Hyde Park. While LIRR is hopeful that it will be able to restore some service for Monday's morning commute, customers are urged to consider using the Babylon, Hempstead, Port Washington and Montauk Branches tomorrow morning as alternatives to the Ronkonkoma, Port Jefferson, and Oyster Bay Branches.

Press Release
October 8, 2016
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Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on LIRR Derailment

“At approximately 9:10 p.m. this evening, a train on the Long Island Rail Road was heading eastbound on the mainline when the first three cars of a 12 car train derailed about one half mile east of the New Hyde Park Station. Approximately 600 passengers were on board at the time of tonight's incident. Thankfully, early reports indicate that injuries are minimal. At this time, 11 people have sustained injuries, none of which are considered to be serious.

Press Release
October 4, 2016
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Main Line Track Work Saturday & Sunday, October 8-9, Means Revised Schedules for Eight LIRR Branches

Revised train schedules will be in effect over the weekend of Saturday, October 8, and Sunday, October 9, on eight of the Long Island Rail Road’s 11 branches, impacting thousands of customers using the Oyster Bay, Huntington/Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma, Montauk, Babylon, Far Rockaway, Long Beach and West Hempstead branches as the LIRR performs track work at a busy Main Line intersection in Mineola.

Press Release
October 4, 2016
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LIRR Making Extra Stops at Forest Hills Station for Fans Heading to ‘FOLD Experience’ & Van Morrison Concert

MTA Long Island Rail Road will make extra stops at Forest Hills Station this coming weekend of October 8-9 to accommodate fans heading to the big concerts at Forest Hills Stadium.

Press Release
October 4, 2016
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Ride MTA Long Island Rail Road to Citi Field Tomorrow to See Mets-Giants Wild Card Baseball Playoff Game

MTA Long Island Rail Road wants to remind New York Mets fans that its regular game-day train service to Mets-Willets Point Station is running tomorrow night (Wednesday, October 5) for the team’s Wild Card Game showdown with the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field.

Press Release
October 4, 2016
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Take MTA Long Island Rail Road to the Annual Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay Village Over the Weekend of October 15 & 16

The 33rd annual Oyster Festival takes over the streets of Oyster Bay Village over the weekend of October 15 and 16 and MTA Long Island Rail Road is definitely the best way to get there.

The LIRR is providing additional trains to and from the festival, situated directly adjacent to the Oyster Bay LIRR Station. Additionally, customers who purchase the LIRR’s Oyster Festival Package ticket get discounted round-trip rail fare, vouchers for five free oysters on the half-shell for adults, and free admission to “The Slide” for kids.

Press Release
September 30, 2016
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Take the LIRR & Save $5 On Admission to World Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Park

Port Washington Branch trains will stop at Mets-Willets Point Station for customers attending the annual World Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park this Saturday, October 1, and Sunday, October 2, an event expected to draw some 10,000 people.

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