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LIRR trains (CBS 2)

LIRR Riders Considering Options In Event Of Strike

The Commuter Council is warning Long Island Rail Road riders to plan ahead for a possible work strike next month.

06/24/2014

LIRR trains (CBS 2)

LIRR Workers Turn Up The Pressure On The MTA At Massapequa Labor Rally

LIRR unions tried to ramp up the pressure on the MTA at a labor rally in Massapequa on Saturday.

06/21/2014

An LIRR train arrives at the Bethpage station. (credit: Getty Images)

MTA Releases Strike Contingency Plan For LIRR Commuters

In the event of a walkout, shuttle bus service will be provided from six LIRR stations to subway stations in New York City.

06/20/2014

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

Many Left Waiting For Hours To Get Home After Belmont Stakes

Heavy train delays proved to be as much of a disappointment as the race was to many California Chrome fans Saturday.

06/07/2014

LIRR trains (CBS 2)

Report: Pair Of Former LIRR Workers Get Probation In Disability Scam

Two more former Long Island Rail Road workers have been sentenced to probation for their role in a massive disability scam.

06/07/2014

An LIRR train arrives at the Bethpage station. (credit: Getty Images)

President Obama’s Board Backs Unions Again In LIRR Labor Talks

The three-member Presidential Emergency Board issued its nonbinding resolution on Tuesday, calling the unions’ proposal a “reasonable” solution.

05/21/2014

LIRR Ticket Machine With Camera, Skimming Device (Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Queens Man In LIRR Skimming Case Gets 2-6 Years In Prison

In April Valer Zaharia pleaded guilty to third-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree conspiracy.

05/20/2014

LIRR Service Restored On Four Branches Following Signal Problems

Service has been restored on the Long Island Rail Road’s Long Beach, Babylon, Far Rockaway, and West Hempstead Branches following earlier signal trouble at Valley Stream.

05/20/2014

Crews inspect track damage at site of Wednesday's freight derailment just east of Long Island Rail Road Jamaica station. (Credit: MTA Long Island Rail Road)

MTA: Delays Possible For Thursday Morning Rush Due To Freight Train Derailment

Three cars on a seven-car freight train jumped the tracks just east of Jamaica Station on the Long Island Rail Road.

05/14/2014

LIRR trains (CBS 2)

Local Leaders Say Departure Of LIRR President Could Disrupt Ongoing Projects

Officials are concerned that the departure of LIRR President Helena Williams could cause problems for ongoing projects.

05/03/2014

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

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)

East Side Access Project Encounters Another Setback

The rail link is projected to be completed in 2023 and cost nearly $11 billion. In 2006, the agency estimated the East Side Access project could be finished by the end of 2013 at a cost of $6.3 billon.

04/29/2014

Penn Station (credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

Service Resumes After Overhead Wire Troubles Slow NJ TRANSIT, LIRR Trains

Trains are back on schedule after commuters faced delays into and out of New York City for about three hours Thursday morning due to downed overhead wires at Penn Station.

04/24/2014

Riders get ready to board a Long Island Rail Road train in Bethpage, N.Y. (file/credit: Getty Images)

LIRR Union, MTA Hold Final Contract Talks Before Possible July Strike

The Presidential Emergency Board will once again try to bring the MTA and railroad employees to a contract agreement. If no deal is reached, a strike deadline is set for mid-July

04/21/2014

Riders get ready to board a Long Island Rail Road train in Bethpage, N.Y. (file/credit: Getty Images)

LIRR Union Official Blasts Tentative MTA Deal With NYC Transit Workers; Talks Resume Monday

Contract talks between the railroad workers and the MTA resume Monday with the presidential mediation board. The two sides have been far apart on pay raises and union givebacks.

04/18/2014

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