Long Island Rail Road

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

Jennifer Garvey holds up a newspaper account of the accident where her sport-utility vehicle was struck by a train in East Rockaway. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: Woman Recalls Horror Of SUV Being Hit By LIRR Train

A woman shared her frightening story Tuesday about getting struck by a Long Island Rail Road train at a crossing this week.

03/03/2015

Second Avenue Subway

MTA Chairman Says 2nd Avenue Subway Expansion In Jeopardy Without Funding

Plans to extend the Second Avenue subway line south of Midtown could go off the rails unless the MTA’s funding crisis is solved, according to New York’s transit chief.

03/03/2015

This SUV was struck by an LIRR train on March 2, 2015 in East Rockaway, N.Y. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Service Restored On Long Beach Branch After LIRR Train Strikes Vehicle On Tracks

The driver survived the crash and was taken to South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside with neck and back injuries.

03/02/2015

The Ellison Avenue Bridge over the Long Island Rail Road in Westbury will be closed for a year as it is replaced. (Credit: CBS2)

Westbury Residents Not Looking Forward To Replacement Of Bridge Over LIRR

A deteriorating, heavily-used Long Island bridge over railroad tracks is going to be replaced. But that means a year of detoured traffic, and snarled road closures near the busy Roosevelt Field Mall in Nassau County.

02/27/2015

Commuters enter a Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train on July 15, 2014 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Brookhaven Officials Call For Extended Electric Rail Service On LIRR

Extending electric train service on the Long Island Rail Road’s Montauk Branch would increase ridership, improve service and help boost the East End economy, Brookhaven officials say.

02/25/2015

Winter Storm Brings Cold Winter And Light Snow To New York Area

Bitterly Cold Air Leads To Record Lows, Brutal Wind Chills Across Tri-State Area

Winter is keeping its icy grip on the Tri-State area as Arctic air continues to plunge the region into a deep freeze.

02/20/2015

Commuters at Penn Station/file (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Power Problems, Icing Cause Significant Delays On LIRR, NJ TRANSIT

Long Island Rail Road and NJ TRANSIT commuters faced significant delays Friday morning due to power problems and icing in the tunnels.

02/20/2015

Crews in Westbury, NY work to fix a broken LIRR rail on Feb. 13, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

LIRR Fixes Broken Rails That Caused System-Wide Delays

The system was getting back to its regular service for the afternoon rush, spokesman Sal Arena said Friday afternoon.

02/13/2015

NJ TRANSIT Train

2 People Struck By 2 Commuter Trains In 1 Afternoon

The Bergen County Rail Line on the NJ TRANSIT system was partially shut down late Wednesday afternoon, after a man was struck by a train in Garfield, New Jersey.

02/11/2015

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