Trains will depart from Penn Station at 4:07 p.m. on Fridays and run nonstop to Westhampton. From there, the train will continue eastward, making stops at Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton and Montauk.
The LIRR said crews have already replaced 1,600 concrete ties that were damaged when the train derailed Monday at Rego Park, destroying nearly a mile of track.
Specialized machinery has been working to dig up the nearly 1,600 damaged concrete railroad ties to replace them with fresh ones.
After 15 Long Island Rail Road employees were arrested and charged with stealing over $250,000 worth of copper wire, the railroad agency said it will put in place new measures so that similar thefts will not happen.
An environmental assessment is under way on building an additional track from Ronkonkoma, one of the railroad’s busiest stations, to Farmingdale. Only one track runs between the stations, which are about 18 miles apart.
The resumption of service on the Long Beach Branch means all 10 LIRR branches are back in operation following superstorm Sandy.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Inspector General Barry Kluger reviewed several recent construction projects and found that LIRR crews reported to work late, knocked off early and that a lack of oversight was widespread.
Waiting rooms at 41 LIRR stations will now be open until 10 p.m., the railroad announced Wednesday.
The Belmont Stakes is this weekend and Long Island is already counting the blessings of having one of the largest sporting events in the world in the Tri-State Area.
The MTA has launched its new digital service that shows Long Island Rail Road riders if their train is arriving on time well before they reach the platform.
The Long Island Rail Road is promising to do better by its commuters following last month’s lightning strike that knocked out service and stranded thousands of riders for several hours.
Long Island Rail Road commuters faced another day of delays on Wednesday and the disruptions will continue for the evening rush.
Shuttle buses will be replacing trains between Freeport and Babylon as the LIRR completes work on a $23 million signal and switching upgrade.
The newly-released findings by the Citizens Budget Commission, a fiscal watchdog group, cast the LIRR in a harsh light, and contends that the MTA runs one of the most inefficient railroads in the land.
As two 640-ton machine began boring four tunnels to connect Long Island Railroad’s main line to the Grand Central Terminal, officials did a little celebrating and bragging.