LIRR

A Long Island Rail Road train. (credit: CBS 2)

MTA Launches Ad Campaign To Warn Commuters As LIRR Strike Deadline Nears

The agency said Wednesday it has print ads running in seven daily newspapers and radio ads airing on 11 stations, including 1010 WINS and WCBS 880.

07/09/2014

LIRR trains (CBS 2)

With Potential LIRR Strike Looming, Cuomo Says He Can’t Get Involved

Contract talks are expected to resume Tuesday afternoon between the MTA and LIRR union workers.

07/07/2014

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

MTA, LIRR Contract Talks Set Resume Next Week As L.I. Lawmakers Call On Cuomo To Intervene

The latest round of talks last week ended with no compromise in sight and both sides have blamed the other for the stalemate.

07/02/2014

LIRR trains (CBS 2)

Brookhaven Town Officials To Sue Over Contaminated LIRR Yard

Town of Brookhaven officials announced Tuesday that they will take legal action against the Long Island Rail Road to clean up a shuttered yard full of toxic chemicals in East Yaphank.

07/01/2014

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

Contract Talks Between MTA, LIRR Unions End With No Compromise

Commuters are bracing for the worst after the latest round of contract talks between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Long Island Rail Road union workers ended with no compromise in sight.

06/27/2014

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

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