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News conference announcing extended LIRR waiting room hours (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

LIRR Announces Extended Waiting Room Hours At Dozens Of Stations

Waiting rooms at 41 LIRR stations will now be open until 10 p.m., the railroad announced Wednesday.


Exercise rider Jonny Garcia takes Triple Crown Hopefull I'll Have Another over the track in preparation for the 144th Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 6, 2012. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Belmont Stakes Big Boon For Long Island Businesses

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.


LIRR Train (credit: purist_andrew/Flickr)

LIRR Launches Real-Time Train Arrival Status For Digital Devices

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.


Morning rush commuters board a LIRR train in Mineola. (file/credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

LIRR Pledges To Keep Riders Informed And Moving During Major Disruptions

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.


Passengers board a Long Island Rail Road train at the Jamaica station - Queens, NY - May 11, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

LIRR Delays Continue For PM Rush Wednesday As Amtrak Works To Repair Rails

Long Island Rail Road commuters faced another day of delays on Wednesday and the disruptions will continue for the evening rush.


Long Island Railroad station - Freeport, NY (file / credit: MTA)

Disruptions This Weekend On LIRR’s Busiest Branch

Shuttle buses will be replacing trains between Freeport and Babylon as the LIRR completes work on a $23 million signal and switching upgrade.


Long Island Rail Road track workers (credit: AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Watchdog: MTA Subway System Very Efficient; LIRR Not So Much

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.


Grand Central January 27 (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Project Begins Boring Tunnels To Connect LIRR To Grand Central

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.


FILE - LIRR Trains (credit: CBS 2)

Ahead Of NYC Marathon, LIRR Cuts Service This Weekend

The cuts come as the LIRR runs a final battery of tests to bring its World War I-era signal system into the new century.



Extremely Limited Service On LIRR For The Weekend

Passengers will again be dealing with a weekend of extremely limited service – but this time, the disruption coincides with one of the city’s most popular events.


Modelboard 14

Commuter Chaos: How Could This Happen?

Commuters question how a small fire could cause such big problems on the LIRR.