Service has been temporarily suspended on the main line in both directions between Penn Station and Hicksville. The accident also is affecting trains on the Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma and Oyster Bay branches.
Crews are quickly working to get rail networks back on track following the devastating toll Superstorm Sandy took on New York City Transit and parts of the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad.
The railroad took on the project following the death of an 88-year-old woman who was killed in an escalator accident earlier this year at the Lindenhurst station.
The Long Island Rail Road has scheduled a major facelift for its busiest line. More than $200 million will be spent to upgrade the Long Island Rail Road’s Main Line, which carries more than 40 percent of its traffic.
In an effort to help other families, the Weipperts started the Sarah Grace Foundation, which provides gift cards for food, parking at the hospitals and transportation for those families whose children are battling cancer.
Beginning this weekend, the LIRR is banning alcohol on overnight weekend trains out of Penn Station. In an effort to curb attacks that have been increasing on train crew members over the past year, this weekend marks the first for the no-booze rule.
Debbie Stevens has filed a complaint claiming she was fired after a donating her kidney to allow her boss to move up on a transplant waiting list.
Two vehicles slammed into the side of the Harold D. Fayette School in North Merrick after an alleged carjacking led to a police chase.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan said the Health and Human Services regulation on providing free contraceptive services to employees of religiously based institutions is a violation of religious freedom.
John Pappias is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on January 15.
Recollections of the balmy weekend that saw temperatures in the 50s may seem like long-forgotten vacation memories.
Police said the 30-year-old woman was asleep in her Heitz Place home when she was awakened by a noise from within her apartment around 11 p.m.
After one man died from West Nile Virus and a number of mosquitos tested positive for the virus, the Nassau County health department has decided to spray the pesticide Scourge.
Irene knocked out power to more than 523,000 LIPA customers, a record for the utility.
As outages dwindle and LIPA restores full power, its board pledges a complete storm response review and acknowledges that National Grid’s contract may be in jeopardy.