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Delays, Cancellations Expected On LIRR

The Long Island Rail Road was subject to delays and cancellations for the Wednesday evening rush, due to an unspecified “track condition.”

10/23/2013

LIRR President Helena Williams speaks at Jamaica Station's 100th anniversary celebration, Oct. 23, 2013. (credit: Twitter/LIRR)

LIRR’s Jamaica Station Marks 100th Anniversary

The station, graced by 150,000 commuters every day, is one of the nation’s busiest transportation hubs.

10/23/2013

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

LIRR Ticket Machine Scam Leaves Riders Shocked

Long Island Rail Road riders were shocked Saturday morning, following revelations that tiny video cameras were discovered hidden on ticket vending machines.

10/19/2013

LIRR ticket machine (file)

Brazen Scammers Target LIRR Riders With Ticket Machine Cameras

Long Island Rail Road vending machines are a quick and easy way for thousands of riders to get tickets. However, investigators fear that some passengers may have been taken for a ride before even getting on a train.

10/18/2013

A subway pulls into the Lexington Ave. 86th Street station (file/credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

MTA Outlines 20-Year Plan To Improve Service

Under the plan, much of the 109-year-old subway system would get an upgraded signal system similar to what’s already is use on the L and 7 lines.

10/03/2013

LIRR trains (CBS 2)

Report: 2 LIRR Employees Plead Guilty To Fraud Scheme

Two more Long Island Rail Road retirees pleaded guilty to charges of disability fraud just as before their trial was set to begin, according to a published report.

09/23/2013

FILE -- Passengers board LIRR train in Hicksville, Long Island. (file/credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Plan To Go Ahead For New Train Cars On Metro-North, LIRR

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday approved a nearly $2 billion contract for new cars on the Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road lines.

09/18/2013

FILE -- Passengers board LIRR train in Hicksville, Long Island. (file/credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

MTA To Vote On Hundreds Of New LIRR, Metro-North Train Cars

If the $1.8 billion contract for 584 of the Kawasaki-made electric cars is approved by the MTA this week, they’ll go into service beginning in 2017.

09/17/2013

Union workers at the LIRR Farmingdale station, Sept. 17, 2013. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

500 Union Workers To Be Put To Work Under New Deal With LIRR

There will be seven projects coming up over the next few years on the LIRR, including the Double Track project.

09/17/2013

LIRR Ad Campaign (credit: LIRR/YouTube)

LIRR Launches New Grisly Ad Campaign Promoting Safety At Railroad Crossings

“It only takes a fraction of a second to make a very bad decision,” the 15-second ad says. “Your life is worth the wait.”

09/16/2013

Long Island Railroad ticket machine (credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

Rep. Israel Calls On Colleagues To Extend LIRR Commuter Benefits

LIRR riders can receive a pre-tax benefit of $245 each month through most employers, but that benefit is set to expire at the end of the year.

09/04/2013

Niheim Levy mug shot. He has been charged with murder and robbery for allegedly pushing a man onto the tracks at an LIRR station. (credit: Nassau County Police)

Suspect Charged With Murder After Man Dies At LIRR Station

According to police, Niheim Levy got into an argument with a 49-year-old Freeport man around 4:50 a.m. on Saturday at the Bellmore station. The victim wound up on the tracks and came in contact with the third rail.

08/25/2013

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Police: Man Who Fell Onto Third Rail On LIRR Tracks Was Attacked

Early reports said a man who fell onto the third rail and died at the Bellmore Long Island Rail Road station had suffered a seizure, but police said Saturday evening that he was attacked.

08/24/2013

A Long Island Rail Road train in Penn Station (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

LIRR Trains Back To Normal After Third Rail Problem Prompts Heavy Delays, Cancellations

Long Island Rail Road commuters faced a rough start to the work week after a train became disabled in one of the four East River tunnels, prompting heavy delays and cancellations.

08/19/2013

Gavel (Credit: Clipart)

Doctor, 2 Consultants Convicted In LIRR Disability Fraud Scheme

Three defendants were convicted Tuesday in a scheme to help Long Island Rail Road employees receive disability payments by exaggerating or making up ailments.

08/06/2013

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