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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.

08/27/2015

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)

CBS2 Gets Action: LIRR Asks Customers To Limit Oversized Luggage On Cannonball Express

The LIRR says it will designate some storage areas on the Cannonball for luggage, but said no luggage will be permitted in aisles or doorways.

08/20/2015

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

A LIRR train goes by the station in Hollis, Queens on July 9, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

2 People Struck, Killed By LIRR Train In Hollis, Queens

Long Island Rail Road customers are facing delays and cancellations on several branches after two people were struck and killed by a train in Hollis, Queens.

07/09/2015

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

(Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Tri-State Guide To Planes, Trains & Automobiles

This Memorial Day weekend is expected to be the busiest in 10 years.

CBS New York–07/02/2015

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

LIRR To Equip New Fleet Of Trains With 10 Cameras

The LIRR has decided to equip its new fleet of train cars with 10 cameras instead of the seven originally proposed.

06/24/2015

A Long Island Rail Road train at Jamaica station on July 11, 2014. (credit: Marta Zielinska/CBS New York)

Demolition Of Old Bridge To Disrupt LIRR Service On Port Washington Line This Weekend

Some Long Island Rail Road riders are in store for some big disruptions this weekend.

06/19/2015

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

Jose Mendoza and Gerardo Ramirezperez and three minors are accused of vandalizing cars in a Central Islip LIRR parking lot (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Teens Charged With Vandalizing, Stealing From At Least 15 Cars In LIRR Parking Lot

Police said officers were tipped off about car break-ins at the LIRR parking lot on Suffolk Avenue in Central Islip by an anonymous caller at around 3:20 a.m. Sunday.

06/07/2015

LIRR Belmont Park Station

Renovated LIRR Station Promising Better Ride For Belmont Stakes Fans

With thousands expected at Belmont Park Saturday to watch American Pharoah make a run for the Triple Crown, transit officials are promising a smoother ride this year thanks to a new LIRR station officially opening on Thursday.

06/04/2015

An M-8 rail car on the Metro-North Railroad's  New Haven line (file/credit: Patrick Cashin/MTA)

MTA’s Prendergast: LIRR, Metro-North Won’t See Positive Train Control Until 2018

Prendergast indicated the first place PTC would likely be installed is n the Metro-North’s New Haven line.

05/20/2015

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