LIRR

A view of the game between the New York Islanders and the New Jersey Devils at Barclays Center on September 26, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwartz: The Good, Bad And Obstructed Of Islanders Hockey At Barclays

Beautiful arena, decent commute. Now the bad news: Barclays Center holds 15,795 fans for hockey, and not all of those seats offer an ideal view of the ice.

09/29/2014

As part of the East Side Access megaproject, the MTA is building a new concourse for the Long Island Rail Road under Grand Central Terminal. This photo shows progress as of October 2013. (credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

MTA Receives $203M In Additional Funding For East Side Access Project

The MTA is building tunnels and tracks under Manhattan so that the Long Island Rail Road can connect to Grand Central Terminal.

09/27/2014

A Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train sits at the platform on July 15, 2014 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Report: LIRR To Spend $14 Million To Replace Recently Upgraded Escalators

The Long Island Rail Road plans to spend $14 million to replace six escalators that were upgraded less than two years ago.

09/22/2014

Chris Marshall and Bill Gerow reunite after the life-saving incident on the LIRR last month. (Credit: CBS 2)

Man Reunited With Good Samaritan Who Saved His Life While On LIRR Train

The two families are now bonding and all of the children have promised to learn CPR.

09/16/2014

Bill Gerow (left) with Christopher Marshall (right) (Credit: CBS 2)

Good Samaritan Saves Man’s Life On Long Island Rail Road Train

Bill Gerow learned CPR as a Boy Scout, yet somehow those long ago instincts kicked in aboard an LIRR train in a moment of crisis.

08/18/2014

(Photo credit: Mona Rivera, 1010 WINS)

LIRR Union Members Vote To Approve New Contract

Members of the unions representing most Long Island Rail Road workers have approved the four-year contract that was negotiated last month.

08/16/2014

Long Island Rail Road riders on Thursday, July 17. (Credit: CBS 2)

LIRR: Commuters Can’t Live With It– Or Without It

Commuters call it a love-hate relationship, but after bracing for life without the railroad, riders say the busiest commuter rail line in the nation is still the best bet to get to and from the city.

07/18/2014

(Photo credit: Mona Rivera, 1010 WINS)

Cuomo: Strike Averted As Deal Reached Between MTA, LIRR Unions

There was handshaking and back-patting all around on Thursday, after Gov. Andrew Cuomo helped broker a deal between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Long Island Rail Road unions to avoid a potentially crippling strike.

07/17/2014

Long Island Rail Road riders on Thursday, July 17. (Credit: CBS 2)

Anxiety Over For LIRR Commuters After Strike Is Averted

Commuters let out a big sigh of relief Thursday, after Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced an agreement that has averted a crippling Long Island Rail Road strike.

07/17/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)/Steven Colbert (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images)

Colbert Ribs De Blasio About Planned Italy Trip Before LIRR Strike Averted

Mayor Bill de Blasio took a ribbing from Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert Wednesday night about his planned trip to Italy while the threat of a possible Long Island Rail Road strike still loomed.

07/17/2014

MTA head Thomas Prendergast arrives for contract talks with LIRR unions on July 16, 2014. (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

MTA, LIRR Unions End Another Day Of Talks 4 Days Before Potential Strike

With a Long Island Rail Road strike potentially set to start on Sunday, the unions and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority returned to the bargaining table Wednesday and talked for several hours without reaching a deal.

07/16/2014

A Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)  schedule board hangs in a train station on July 15, 2014 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Expert: Wind-Down Of LIRR Service Will Not Require Multiple Days

If a strike goes ahead for the Long Island Rail Road, how long will it take for the trains to stop running?

07/16/2014

A Long Island Rail Road train in Lynbrook, N.Y. on July 14, 2014. (credit: Marta Zielinska/CBS New York)

Long Beach Businesses: LIRR Strike Would Hurt Bottom Line

Businesses along West Park Avenue right near the Long Beach train station say a strike will hurt, even if it’s short.

07/16/2014

A Long Island Rail Road train on Friday, July 11. (Credit: CBS 2)

No New Negotiations Set Between MTA, LIRR Unions As Workers Prepare For Strike

There are no plans to restart talks between the MTA and workers’ unions after negotiations broke down on Monday with both sides walking away from the table.

07/15/2014

Employees of Marcum LLP Accountants and Advisors are preparing for a possible Long Island Rail Road strike. (Credit: CBS 2)

Businesses Say Preparing For LIRR Strike Is Like Bracing For Storm

With the threat of a Long Island Rail Road strike growing direr by the day, businesses have been forced to firm up alternate plans right along with commuters.

07/15/2014

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