East River Tunnels

LIRR trains (CBS 2)

Track Problems Snag LIRR Trains During Evening Rush

A track condition at Penn Station caused major delays on the Long Island Rail Road during the Friday evening rush.

02/21/2014

Third Rail Problem In East River Tunnel Causes LIRR Service Disruptions (CBS 2)

LIRR, NJ TRANSIT Service Restored Following Delays, Canceled Trains

The LIRR said customers should expect canceled trains and delays during the evening rush hour.

01/29/2014

LIRR trains (CBS 2)

Long Islanders Call For Representation On Amtrak Board

One delay after another for Long Island Rail Road riders is due to problems with Amtrak equipment, and Long Islanders now want a say in how Amtrak is run.

11/23/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer announced Amtrak-LIRR maintenance plan from the Mineola LIRR station, Nov. 18, 2013. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Schumer Brokers LIRR-Amtrak Deal On East River Tunnels

Sen. Charles Schumer said Amtrak’s plan includes overhauling its track inspection program that calls for a more proactive approach to infrastructure maintenance.

11/18/2013

LIRR Delays

Delays, Cancellations Expected On LIRR

The Long Island Rail Road was subject to delays and cancellations for the Wednesday evening rush, due to an unspecified “track condition.”

10/23/2013

FILE - Passengers board a Long Island Rail Road train in Hicksville, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Amtrak Hopes To Have East River Tunnels Damaged By Sandy Restored By Christmas

Life after Superstorm Sandy has left Long Island Rail Road commuters in a tight spot – literally. Their trains have been crowded because of storm damage, and they are angry about it.

11/27/2012

LIRR

Derailment Makes For Inconvenient LIRR Commute

The railroad said an Amtrak derailment blocking one of the East River tunnels will force it to cancel about 16 eastbound trains during the PM rush hour.

02/07/2011