Long Island Rail Road
The train tragedy in Spain has raised the concern over whether something similar could happen in the Tri-State Area.
The planned “scoot” trains would offer faster, more frequent service from places like Brooklyn to Jamaica, Oyster Bay to Mineola, and Ronkonkoma to Riverhead.
Most of the improvements, which are the result of additional state funds, increased revenue from toll and fare hikes and cost-cutting, will be phased in over the next year.
Work on the Harold Interlocking switching complex in Queens begins Monday and will continue through Aug. 16.
Smoking is not allowed on Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North trains, and officials have decided electronic cigarettes are included in that ban.
Crooks have been removing catalytic converters off vehicles to make quick cash. Police said the platinum found in the car part can be worth as much as $1,500 an ounce.
The train, on the railroad’s Port Washington branch, takes just 19 minutes from Penn Station and 17 minutes from Great Neck, LIRR president Helena Williams said.
The Long Island Rail Road’s Elmhurst station closed in 1985, but the railroad thinks there might be a reason to reopen it.
A track issue was likely to blame for a derailment on the Long Island Rail Road that left hundreds of commuters stranded this week, Amtrak announced Wednesday.
The train derailment that left tracks damaged and passengers stranded on the Long Island Rail Road last week was the fourth to make headlines in the Tri-State Area in a period of a month. An expert has weighed in on what might be causing the problems.
At long last, a “near-normal” commute was expected Wednesday, in the wake of a derailment that damaged tracks and switches.
A Long Island Rail Road train headed to Hempstead derailed early Monday evening just after leaving Penn Station.
Two people were killed by Long Island Rail Road commuter trains in separate incidents Saturday, according to a published report.
A Long Island doctor was sentenced to eight years in prison this week for his part in a massive scheme enabling Long Island Rail Road workers to collect disability fraudulently.
Starting Friday afternoon, the Long Island Rail Road will be running its new express service to the east end of the island.