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Long Island Rail Road ticket machine. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

New Ticket App Could Be Coming For Metro-North, LIRR Customers

The MTA is expected to approve a plan to allow the purchase of train tickets using smartphones and other devices.

04/30/2014

A man uses a ticket machine at a Long Island Rail Road station. (credit: CBS 2)

MTA Board Expected To Approve Ticketing App For Metro-North, LIRR Customers

After nearly two centuries of using paper tickets, the commuter lines are going high tech.

04/29/2014

Vasile Ovidiu Haidau/2004 blue Volvo S80 with NY plates GXR5959. (credit: MTA Police)

Police: Suspect Sought After Card Skimmers Found At LIRR Ticket Machines

Workers found the card skimmers and tiny hidden cameras at a Long Island Rail Road station in Baldwin last week during a routine inspection, police said.

04/08/2014

Barnegat Bay Frozen Over (Credit: Robert Burnaford )

Record-Breaking Bitter Cold, Dangerous Wind Chills Envelop Tri-State

The high in New York City Tuesday is expected to be 10 degrees, but wind chills will make it feel more like minus 10.

01/07/2014

LIRR work trains collided on June 4, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

LIRR Expects Near-Normal Rush Hour After Work Trains Collide Near Hicksville

Five LIRR workers were hurt; three refused medical aid and two others were taken to nearby hospitals for non life-threatening injuries.

06/04/2013

Port Washington Long Island Rail Road Station (file / credit: MTA)

LIRR At Grand Central Could Mean Fewer Parking Spaces In Port Washington

While many commuters are looking forward to the Long Island Rail Road’s expansion into Grand Central Terminal, those in one Long Island town are a bit wary.

05/15/2013

Closed escalator at the Long Island Rail Road station - Lindenhurst, NY - Mar 14, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

LIRR Escalators Repaired, Upgraded In Year Since Woman’s Death

Now the escalators have sensors that stop them from moving if something is caught.

03/12/2013

People wait to board a Long Island Rail Road train in Penn Station. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Modified LIRR Service Back After Nor’easter Causes Rough Evening Commute

Modified service resumed Thursday morning after trains out of Penn Station were cancelled Wednesday night.

11/08/2012

Closed escalator at the Long Island Rail Road station - Lindenhurst, NY - Mar 14, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

LIRR Shuts Down Half Of Its Escalators For Repairs Following Safety Review

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.

08/21/2012

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.

10/24/2011

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

LIRR Says Service Back To Normal Following Signal Problems

Good news for commuters Friday morning following the severe weather that impacted our area and caused major service disruptions on the Long Island Rail Road Thursday night.

09/30/2011

LIRR Train (credit: purist_andrew/Flickr)

LIRR: Regular Service To Resume Friday Morning

The Long Island Rail Road says it expects to have regular service restored by Friday morning, however, it will continue to have a “significantly reduced” rush-hour schedule Thursday afternoon.

05/12/2011

LIRR Commuters (credit: CBS 2)

Long Island Rail Road Service Headaches Could Continue Through Friday

There is no light at the end of the tunnel for Long Island Rail Road commuters — at least until Friday at the earliest.

05/10/2011

LIRR Train (credit: purist_andrew/Flickr)

LIRR May Experience Service Disruptions Through Wednesday Following Amtrak Derailment

Long Island Rail Road riders are urged to plan alternate routes to and from work until Wednesday as crews work to fix damage caused by a derailed Amtrak train beneath the East River.

05/09/2011

LIRR ticket machine (file)

LIRR Is On The Hunt For Fare Jumpers

If you ride the train, here’s extra incentive to make sure you remember your ticket.

03/25/2011