Long Island Rail Road

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Tri-State Guide To Planes, Trains & Automobiles

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

CBS New York–05/22/2015

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

Passengers ride the AirTrain Newark at Newark International Airport July 18, 2002 in Newark, New Jersey. The nation's top airline carriers are expected to post a loss of about $1.4 billion in the second quarter of 2002 following around $7 billion in losses in 2001. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Commuter Alert: Weekend LIRR & AirTrain Service Disruptions

Maintenance work will affect AirTrain service at Newark and JFK airports.

05/16/2015

A Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) conductor is viewed on July 15, 2014 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

LIRR Service Canceled Between Mineola And Hicksville This Weekend

Repair work is expected to cause major disruptions for some 40,000 Long Island Rail Road riders this weekend.

05/15/2015

A Long Island Rail Road train struck a car in Hewlett on Friday, May 8. (Credit: CBS2)

LIRR Far Rockaway Branch Suspended After Train Clips Car

The Far Rockaway branch of the Long Island Rail Road was suspended late Friday afternoon, after a train clipped a car in Hewlett.

05/08/2015

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

Federal Loan Agreement Reached To Install Safety Technology On Metro-North, LIRR Trains

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Wednesday the Federal Railroad Administration and MTA agreed on a $967 million loan to install Positive Train Control technology.

05/07/2015

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

CBS2 Exclusive: Major Transit Improvements Coming Ahead Of Belmont Stakes

The Long Island Rail Road and the Belmont Park racetrack are promising fans that they won’t see a repeat of last year’s commuter fiasco after the Belmont Stakes.

04/28/2015

LIRR conductor waves from train window/file (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

MTA Campaign Tells Commuter Rail Riders ‘Groom At Home,’ ‘Keep Your Feet Off The Seat’

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is expanding its “Courtesy Counts” to both Metro-North and the Long Island Rail Road.

04/22/2015

Delays at Penn Station after Long Island Rail Road service was shut down due to a report of a person on the tracks. (Credit: Twitter/Mitchell Trinka)

Man Hit By Train At Penn Station; LIRR Service Shut Down As Evening Rush Begins

Long Island Rail Road service was shut down at Penn Station as the Thursday afternoon rush began, amid reports of a person under a train.

04/09/2015

FILE -- Straphangers ride the No. 6 train. (credit: Getty Images)

Commuters Face Higher Prices After MTA Fare Hikes On Subways, Buses, Rails & Tolls

Fare increases kicked in Sunday as part of a series of increases in recent years built into the cash-strapped MTA’s budget.

03/23/2015

LIRR commuters wait on the platform at the Great Neck Plaza station on March 18, 2015. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

East River Tunnel Track Condition Snarls Commute For Some LIRR Riders

Trains are running on or close to schedule again after a track condition in one of the East River tunnels snarled the morning commute for Long Island Rail Road riders.

03/18/2015

Commuters enter a Long Island Rail Road train. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Man Killed By LIRR Train On Montauk Branch

A Long Island Rail Road train has hit and killed a person, disrupting service on the Montauk branch.

03/06/2015

A Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) conductor is viewed on July 15, 2014 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

LIRR To Remove Toxins From Soil At 7 Sites

The Long Island Rail Road will excavate nearly 5,000 tons of contaminated soil at seven substations in Queens and Nassau County.

03/05/2015

Crews respond after an LIRR train struck an SUV at Rocklyn Avenue in East Rockaway, N.Y., on March 2, 2015. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

MTA Officials Consider Elevated Tracks At LIRR Crossings

The option would cost an esimated $100 million for each crossing. That has some riders worried about rising fares.

03/04/2015

A car struck by an LIRR train in Patchogue on March 3, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

One Person Hurt When LIRR Train Strikes Car In Patchogue; Push On For Safety Upgrades

One person in the car was injured and taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital.

03/03/2015

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