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LIRR: Ronkonkoma Line’s Second Track Project Will Bring Better Service

The railroad is rolling out a $388 million double track project to add an 18-mile line of track to the busy Ronkonkoma branch.

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Conditions were far less crowded on the LIRR Cannonball Express following a CBS2 investigation about overcrowding. (Credit: CBS2)

LIRR Cracks Down After CBS2 Exposes Crowding, Oversized Luggage On Cannonball Express

CBS2 got action after exposing overcrowded conditions on one Long Island Rail Road express route, and on Friday, officials were making a show of how serious they were taking the changes.

08/21/2015

An overcrowded LIRR train. (credit: CBS2)

Federal Regulators Meet With LIRR Officials To Discuss Safety Issues

CBS2 News exclusively exposed the problem Monday night.

08/18/2015

Commuters enter a Long Island Rail Road train. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

CBS2 Exclusive: Feds Probe Safety Concerns On LIRR’s Cannonball Express

It’s not just an inconvenience anymore, the feds are looking into danger on the Long Island Railroad.

08/17/2015

Storm damage in Setauket, NY on Aug. 4, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Intense Storm Takes Down Trees, Power Lines On Long Island

An early morning storm has knocked out power to thousands of customers on Long Island and snarled rail service for LIRR riders.

08/04/2015

Barclays Center

LIRR To Add Additional Trains To And From Barclays Center For All Islanders Games

The Long Island Rail Road is trying to make the Islanders’ transition from Nassau County to Brooklyn easier on the core fan base.

08/04/2015

Flooding on the Long Island Rail Road near Hicksville on Thursday, July 30. (Credit: rjvaleo/Instagram)

Flooding Briefly Shuts Down 2 Branches Of Long Island Rail Road

Flooding west of the Hicksville station halted the Ronkonkoma and Port Jefferson branches of the Long Island Rail Road Thursday evening.

07/30/2015

Jamaica Train Incident

Officials Investigating Cause Of LIRR Train Collision Near Jamaica Station

No injuries were reported, but it took first responders nearly two hours to get all of the passengers off of both trains

07/18/2015

Jamaica Train Incident

LIRR Trains Collide Near Jamaica Station; Service Snagged For Hours

Westbound service on the Long Island Rail Road was suspended for hours early Friday evening after two trains sideswiped and windows were left shattered.

07/17/2015

LIRR Worker Salaries

Report: Many LIRR Workers Making Six-Figure Salaries

The Empire Center for Public Policy said the average LIRR worker pulled in $106,000 and 130 employees earned more than $200,000, while riders struggle with rising fares.

07/17/2015

pigeons Lindenhurst LIRR

Lindenhurst Residents: New Anti-Pigeon Netting At LIRR Station Inhumane

The Long Island Rail Road recently put up fish netting below overhead rails, but birds became trapped in the netting and died.

07/14/2015

Woman falls between LIRR train and platform

CBS2 Exclusive: Woman Talks About Falling Into Gap, Landing On LIRR Tracks

A woman was speaking out Friday afternoon after a frightening fall at the Long Island Rail Road station in Great Neck.

07/03/2015

Woman falls between LIRR train and platform

Woman Rescued After Falling Between LIRR Train, Platform In Great Neck

The Port Washington line was temporarily suspended for about a half-hour while the woman was rescued.

07/02/2015

Police on the scene of an accident involving a LIRR train and two vehicles in Riverhead on June 18, 2015. (credit: Richard Rose/WLNY-TV 10/55)

LIRR Train Strikes 2 Vehicles In Riverhead

A Long Island Rail Road train has collided with two vehicles at an intersection in Riverhead, a railroad spokesman said.

06/18/2015

Crowd waits to get home after 2014 Belmont Stakes (Credit: CBS 2)

LIRR Looks To Avoid Repeat Of Last Year’s Commuting Chaos After Belmont Stakes

Last year, some fans waited more than three hours to catch a train home on the Long Island Rail Road after the Belmont Stakes.

06/02/2015

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