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John Liu (credit: Used with permission via Flickr/John Liu 2013)

Rally Held In Support Of John Liu As He Looks To Return To Politics

Supporters crowded into the parking lot at the Bayside Long Island Rail Road station to cheer on Liu’s return to politics.

05/23/2014

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LIRR Service Restored On Four Branches Following Signal Problems

Service has been restored on the Long Island Rail Road’s Long Beach, Babylon, Far Rockaway, and West Hempstead Branches following earlier signal trouble at Valley Stream.

05/20/2014

FILE -- Former LIRR President Helena Williams (credit: Getty Images)

LIRR President Helena Williams Out, MTA Names Replacement

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced the appointment of Patrick Nowakowski to replace Helena Williams.

04/30/2014

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

MTA Moves Toward Hiring Private Buses In Event Of LIRR Strike

But MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast said the agency needs to be prepared in case drivers hit the picket line in July.

04/30/2014

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

New Ticket App Could Be Coming For Metro-North, LIRR Customers

The MTA is expected to approve a plan to allow the purchase of train tickets using smartphones and other devices.

04/30/2014

A man uses a ticket machine at a Long Island Rail Road station. (credit: CBS 2)

MTA Board Expected To Approve Ticketing App For Metro-North, LIRR Customers

After nearly two centuries of using paper tickets, the commuter lines are going high tech.

04/29/2014

Metro-North Railroad

MTA Votes To Expedite Safety Effort On Metro-North, LIRR Trains

The agency approved an additional $11.3 million contract to speed up the retrofitting of hundreds of Metro-North and LIRR coaches for Positive Train Control.

04/29/2014

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)

East Side Access Project Encounters Another Setback

The rail link is projected to be completed in 2023 and cost nearly $11 billion. In 2006, the agency estimated the East Side Access project could be finished by the end of 2013 at a cost of $6.3 billon.

04/29/2014

FILE - Colin Ferguson arrives in court surrounded by court officers and wearing a bullet proof vest Dec. 10, 1993 for his initial hearing. (Photo POOL/AFP/Getty Images)

Court: LIRR Gunman Who Killed Six, Wounded 19 Tried To Incite Prison Riot

The Appellate Division justices say videotape, testimony and a prison misbehavior report provide substantial evidence that Colin Ferguson threatened violence and conspired to riot.

04/24/2014

Riders get ready to board a Long Island Rail Road train in Bethpage, N.Y. (file/credit: Getty Images)

LIRR Union, MTA Hold Final Contract Talks Before Possible July Strike

The Presidential Emergency Board will once again try to bring the MTA and railroad employees to a contract agreement. If no deal is reached, a strike deadline is set for mid-July

04/21/2014

Riders get ready to board a Long Island Rail Road train in Bethpage, N.Y. (file/credit: Getty Images)

LIRR Union Official Blasts Tentative MTA Deal With NYC Transit Workers; Talks Resume Monday

Contract talks between the railroad workers and the MTA resume Monday with the presidential mediation board. The two sides have been far apart on pay raises and union givebacks.

04/18/2014

LIRR trains (CBS 2)

Man Struck, Killed By LIRR Train In Queens

A man was struck and killed by a Long Island Rail Road train in Flushing, Queens Wednesday evening.

04/16/2014

Crime Scene Tape (file/credit: John Li/Getty Images)

Police: Bagged Body Parts Found Along LIRR Tracks In Queens

The man found the bags near the Long Island Rail Road tracks in the Elmhurst section. They had been dumped in an overgrown area.

04/13/2014

Vasile Ovidiu Haidau/2004 blue Volvo S80 with NY plates GXR5959. (credit: MTA Police)

Police: Suspect Sought After Card Skimmers Found At LIRR Ticket Machines

Workers found the card skimmers and tiny hidden cameras at a Long Island Rail Road station in Baldwin last week during a routine inspection, police said.

04/08/2014

LIRR ticket machine. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

MTA: Skimming Devices Spotted On LIRR Ticket Machines In Baldwin

Metropolitan Transportation Authority police on Monday were reminding Long Island Rail Road customers to watch out while buying tickets at vending machines.

04/07/2014

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