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9/25/2017



Rail News: Maintenance Of Way

LIRR to install concrete ties on Babylon Branch


The work is part of LIRR's efforts to improve safety and on-time performance.
Photo – LIRR

MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) on Sept. 30 will begin replacing wood ties with concrete ones along the Babylon Branch between Freeport and Merrick, New York.

The work is part of the railroad's efforts to improve infrastructure, safety and on-time performance, LIRR officials said in a press release.

On several weekends between Sept. 30 and Nov. 12, one of two main tracks will be out of service between the Rockville Centre and Wantagh stations.

The tie replacement project is being carried out under the railroad's 2017 annual track program, an ongoing initiative "designed to enhance future service," LIRR officials said.



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