Long Island Rail Road

A Metro-North train at the Noroton Heights station on Feb. 2, 2015. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

No. 7 Train Loses Power In Queens; Service May Not Be Fully Restored For Morning Rush

The Tri-State area is starting the work week with a mixture of snow, rain and freezing rain.

02/02/2015

Commuters wait for the arrival of Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train on July 15, 2014 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

LIRR Service In & Out Of Penn Station Briefly Shut Down Due To FDNY Activity

The MTA said LIRR service was temporarily suspended in and out of Penn Station due to fire department activity. Service has since been restored.

02/02/2015

Sen. Charles Schumer is demanding that both the LIRR and Metro-North test their engineers for sleep apnea. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Schumer Wants LIRR, Not Just Metro-North, To Screen Engineers For Sleep Apnea

Sen. Charles Schumer is demanding that both of New York’s big commuter railroads — not just the one that suffered a fatal derailment — test their engineers for sleep apnea, the disorder blamed for the 2013 accident.

01/30/2015

A subway train crosses the Williamsburg Bridge the morning after a snowstorm on January 27, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Regular Weekday Subway, Rail Service Resumes

Regular weekday service is resuming on the subways and rails a day after a snowstorm shut down the city but commuters should expect delays.

01/28/2015

Gov. Cuomo gives update on blizzard, declares state of emergency (CBS2)

NYC, Long Island, NJ, Connecticut All Ban Street Traffic As Blizzard Pounds Area

Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency Monday from Sullivan and Ulster counties down south.

01/26/2015

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

LIRR Report: Public Largely Responsible For Increase In Train Delays

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A new Long Island Rail Road report appears to point the finger at the public for an increase in train delays — and that isn’t sitting well with some riders. According […]

01/19/2015

(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Here We Go Again: MTA Board To Vote On Potential Fare Hikes On Jan. 22

Whether you travel by road or rail, your commute could soon get more expensive.

01/14/2015

Firefighters on the scene following an early morning fire near Penn Station on Jan. 13, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

FDNY: Blaze Near Penn Station Deemed Accidental Electrical Fire

The FDNY said the fire was in an area of temporary wiring used for lighting in an underground construction site at 34th Street and Eighth Avenue.

01/13/2015

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

Another Swastika Found At Cedarhurst LIRR Station

Another swastika was found etched into a glass panel at the Long Island Rail Road station in Cedarhurst on Monday.

01/13/2015

The FDNY was called to Penn Station on Wednesday, Jan. 7 for a smoke condition. (Credit: Gina Herold)

Firefighters Sent To Penn Station For Smoke Condition

Firefighters were sent to Penn Station late Wednesday afternoon, after smoke filled an electrical room.

01/07/2015

Metro-North Railroad

MTA, NJ TRANSIT & PATH Providing Extra Trains For New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Extra trains will be running for New Year’s Eve revelers getting to and from their parties.

12/31/2014

New Yorkers Dress Up As Santa For "SantaCon" Gathering (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Metro-North, LIRR To Ban Alcohol For SantaCon This Weekend

Nobody attending SantaCon this weekend – and nobody else either, for that matter – will be drinking alcohol on Metro-North or Long Island Rail Road for most of this weekend.

12/10/2014

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

MTA Warns Of Delays On LIRR Due To East Side Access Project

Two of the four East River tunnels were shut down Friday night and won’t reopen until 5 a.m. on Monday.

12/06/2014

Aftermath of the fatal Metro-North Railroad derailment, as seen from Chopper 880 on Dec. 2, 2013. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

NTSB Adopts Proposals After Metro-North Accidents

The NTSB approved all the conclusions and recommendations in a staff report that examined five Metro-North Railroad accidents in New York and Connecticut in 2013 and 2014.

11/19/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer holds up a number of LIRR tickets during a news conference on Nov. 11, 2014, in Mineola, N.Y. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Sen. Charles Schumer Urges Congress To Restore Full Mass Transit Tax Benefit

More than 300,000 people who take the Long Island Rail Road to work on a daily basis are no longer receiving the full benefit that saved commuters thousands of dollars every year.

11/11/2014

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