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"Heat Advisory" ...Heat advisory now in effect until 6 PM EDT Friday... * heat index values...in the upper 90s due to temperatures in the mid 80s, and dewpoints in the upper 60s. * Timing...into early Friday evening. The highest heat index values will occur mainly during the afternoon. * Impacts...the heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure. Extreme heat can cause illness and death among the at-risk population who can not stay cool. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A heat advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any length of time. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! In cases of heat stroke call 9 1 1. , "Air Quality Alert" ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am this morning to 11 PM EDT this evening... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Suffolk...Nassau...Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx... Westchester...Rockland. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value...the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young...and those with preexisting respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is 1-800-535-1345. 337 am EDT Thu Jul 20 2017 ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am this morning to 11 PM EDT this evening... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Suffolk...Nassau...Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx... Westchester...Rockland. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value...the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young...and those with preexisting respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is 1-800-535-1345. 342 PM EDT Wed Jul 19 2017 ...Air quality alert in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening... ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Thursday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Suffolk...Nassau...Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx... Westchester...Rockland. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value...the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young...and those with preexisting respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is 1-800-535-1345. 342 PM EDT Wed Jul 19 2017 ...Air quality alert in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening... ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Thursday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Suffolk...Nassau...Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx... Westchester...Rockland. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value...the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young...and those with preexisting respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is 1-800-535-1345. -- Thursday Jul.20 17,04:24 PM

LIRR Adding Extra Afternoon Eastbound Service on Thursday, July 3rd for Customers Getting Jump on Holiday

Bound for the East End? We’ve Added Montauk and Greenport Trains Too.

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Long Island, NY - July 1st, 2014 - The MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide additional early-afternoon service from Penn Station, Thursday, July 3, adding eight eastbound trains to the schedule for customers planning an early getaway for the start of the Independence Day holiday.  
 
The extra early-afternoon trains will depart Penn Station starting at 2:08 p.m and includes three extra trains on the Babylon Branch, three on the Port Jefferson Branch, one extra train on the Port Washington Branch and one extra train on the Far Rockaway Branch.
 
(LIRR customers are reminded that the LIRR will be operating on a Saturday schedule on Friday, July 4.)
 
Added Afternoon Eastbound Trains for Thursday, July 3
The following service has been added to the eastbound afternoon schedule:
 
Babylon Branch
  • 2:32 PM from Penn Station express to Lynbrook, then all stops to Babylon
  • 3:00 PM from Penn Station stopping at Jamaica, Rockville Centre, all stops to Babylon
  • 3:31 PM from Penn Station express to Rockville Centre, then all stops to Babylon
Huntington/Port Jefferson Branch 
  • 2:08 PM stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, then all stops to Huntington.
  • 2:29 PM stopping at Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Jamaica, New Hyde Park, all stops to Huntington.
  • 3:24 PM stopping at Jamaica, Mineola, Westbury and Hicksville.
Port Washington Branch
  • 3:40 PM stopping at Woodside, Flushing Main St., then all stops to Great Neck.
Far Rockaway Branch
  • 3:48 PM stopping at Locust Manor, then all stops to Far Rockaway
Additional Service, Thursday, July 3 to Montauk and Greenport
Customers are reminded that the following eastbound trains, which normally run only on summer Fridays, will also operate on Thursday, including the Cannonball. The Cannonball, and other Friday-only trains, will not operate on Friday, July 4. On that day, the LIRR is running systemwide on a Saturday schedule.
 
Montauk Branch
  • 1:43 PM from Penn Station connecting at Jamaica with the train to Montauk
  • 1:49 PM from Hunterspoint stopping at Jamaica, Westhampton and all stops to Montauk.
  • 4:06 PM Cannonball from Penn Station express to Westhampton, then stopping at Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton and Montauk.
  • 5:09 PM from Penn Station will stop at Jamaica and make all stops to Montauk
  • 7:11PM from Penn Station connecting at Jamaica with the train to Montauk. The Montauk train from Jamaica will stop at Patchogue, Mastic-Shirley, then all stops to Montauk.

Ronkonkoma Branch – Extra Service to Greenport

  • The 3:55 PM train from Penn Station will connect at Ronkonkoma with the 5:21 PM eastbound train which has been extended to make all stops to Greenport.
For More Information
Customers can contact the LIRR's Customer Service Center by calling 511, the New York State Travel Information Line, and saying: Long Island Rail Road. Customers can also visit the LIRR’s website.  If you are deaf or hard of hearing, use your preferred relay service provider for the free 711 relay to reach LIRR at 511.