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Repairs To Sandy-Damaged Hudson, East River Tunnels Could Cut Rail Service

Four rail tunnels that carry trains in and out of New York City may have to be closed one at a time for at least a year to repair damage from Superstorm Sandy.

10/02/2014

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)

MTA Receives $203M In Additional Funding For East Side Access Project

The MTA is building tunnels and tracks under Manhattan so that the Long Island Rail Road can connect to Grand Central Terminal.

09/27/2014

Riders get off at the Metro-North Spuyten-Duyvil station on Aug. 27, 2014. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

MTA Report: Metro-North Sacrificed Safety For On-Time Performance

Riders are weighing in on findings from a new report saying Metro-North has sacrificed safety for on-time performance.

08/27/2014

One of several unidentified wedding and family photos found in Long Beach, Long Island shortly after Superstorm Sandy. (Credit: CBS 2)

Man Looking For Owners Of Wedding Photos Found In Long Beach After Superstorm Sandy

A man who has had some wedding photos in his possession since the day after the storm is looking for their owners.

08/25/2014

Bill Gerow (left) with Christopher Marshall (right) (Credit: CBS 2)

Good Samaritan Saves Man’s Life On Long Island Rail Road Train

Bill Gerow learned CPR as a Boy Scout, yet somehow those long ago instincts kicked in aboard an LIRR train in a moment of crisis.

08/18/2014

Cars stranded on the Northern State Parkway in Jericho on August 13, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

‘Storm Of Historic Proportions’ Dumps 13 Inches Of Rain In Some Spots Of LI

A storm that dumped nearly an entire summer’s worth of rain in parts of the Tri-State area caused major flooding in some spots, stranding motorists and snarling the morning commute.

08/13/2014

(Photo credit: Mona Rivera, 1010 WINS)

Cuomo: Strike Averted As Deal Reached Between MTA, LIRR Unions

There was handshaking and back-patting all around on Thursday, after Gov. Andrew Cuomo helped broker a deal between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Long Island Rail Road unions to avoid a potentially crippling strike.

07/17/2014

Long Island Rail Road riders on Thursday, July 17. (Credit: CBS 2)

Anxiety Over For LIRR Commuters After Strike Is Averted

Commuters let out a big sigh of relief Thursday, after Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced an agreement that has averted a crippling Long Island Rail Road strike.

07/17/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)/Steven Colbert (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images)

Colbert Ribs De Blasio About Planned Italy Trip Before LIRR Strike Averted

Mayor Bill de Blasio took a ribbing from Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert Wednesday night about his planned trip to Italy while the threat of a possible Long Island Rail Road strike still loomed.

07/17/2014

MTA head Thomas Prendergast arrives for contract talks with LIRR unions on July 16, 2014. (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

MTA, LIRR Unions End Another Day Of Talks 4 Days Before Potential Strike

With a Long Island Rail Road strike potentially set to start on Sunday, the unions and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority returned to the bargaining table Wednesday and talked for several hours without reaching a deal.

07/16/2014

A Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)  schedule board hangs in a train station on July 15, 2014 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Expert: Wind-Down Of LIRR Service Will Not Require Multiple Days

If a strike goes ahead for the Long Island Rail Road, how long will it take for the trains to stop running?

07/16/2014

Bill Schoolman, CEO of Bohemia-based 7bus, is offering $10 fare in event of LIRR strike. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Long Islanders Making Reservations With Private Transportation Companies In Event Of LIRR Strike

Commuters fearing a Long Island Rail Road strike have been flooding area car and bus services with inquiries about lining up alternative plans — and some are even booking helicopters and sea planes.

07/16/2014

A Long Island Rail Road train on Friday, July 11. (Credit: CBS 2)

No New Negotiations Set Between MTA, LIRR Unions As Workers Prepare For Strike

There are no plans to restart talks between the MTA and workers’ unions after negotiations broke down on Monday with both sides walking away from the table.

07/15/2014

Employees of Marcum LLP Accountants and Advisors are preparing for a possible Long Island Rail Road strike. (Credit: CBS 2)

Businesses Say Preparing For LIRR Strike Is Like Bracing For Storm

With the threat of a Long Island Rail Road strike growing direr by the day, businesses have been forced to firm up alternate plans right along with commuters.

07/15/2014

Thomas Prendergast addresses the media after talks with unions representing LIRR workers on July 14, 2014. (credit: CBSNewYork)

MTA Chairman Prendergast On LIRR Unions: They Haven’t Moved At All

Long Island Rail Road unions say talks with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority have collapsed with just six days left before a potential walkout of 5,400 workers.

07/14/2014

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