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8 Years In Prison For Former LIRR Conductor In Fraud Scheme

A former Long Island Rail Road conductor was sentenced this week to eight years in prison, after being convicted of playing a role in a massive disability fraud scheme.

12/21/2013

Several people were killed and dozens injured when a Metro-North commuter train derailed  in the Bronx on Dec. 1, 2013, fire officials said. (credit: CBS 2)

Many Trains Don’t Use Widely Available Auto Brakes

There is already low-tech equipment, widely available since the Great Depression, that could have prevented the crash, and every Metro-North train already has it.

12/15/2013

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)

Victims Honored On 20th Anniversary Of LIRR Massacre

Saturday marked 20 years since the Long Island Rail Road massacre, which left 16 people dead and more than a dozen wounded when a gunman opened fire inside a train full of passengers.

12/07/2013

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)

New Documentary Marks 20 Years Since LIRR Massacre

On Dec. 7, 1993, a gunman opened fire on a train car filled with commuters leaving New York City. By the time passengers tackled Colin Ferguson, his fusillade had left six people dead and 19 wounded.

12/06/2013

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Police: Man Caught With Stolen Cash Register On LIRR Train

Police arrested a man acting suspiciously on a Long Island Rail Road train Tuesday, and discovered he was carrying a stolen cash register.

12/03/2013

Long Island Railroad ticket machine (credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

Indictment Unsealed In MTA Skimming Case

Niculae Petre, Dorin Husa, Valer Zaharia, and Teodora Zaharia, are accused of stealing customers’ PIN numbers and other financial information.

11/25/2013

LIRR trains (CBS 2)

Long Islanders Call For Representation On Amtrak Board

One delay after another for Long Island Rail Road riders is due to problems with Amtrak equipment, and Long Islanders now want a say in how Amtrak is run.

11/23/2013

Officials break ground for the Jefferson Plaza complex in Farmingdale, Long Island, Nov. 20, 2013. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Official Touts ‘Future Of Suburbia’ With Groundbreaking In Farmingdale

When complete, Jefferson Plaza will consist of 154 units of luxury housing and retail space.

11/20/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer announced Amtrak-LIRR maintenance plan from the Mineola LIRR station, Nov. 18, 2013. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Schumer Brokers LIRR-Amtrak Deal On East River Tunnels

Sen. Charles Schumer said Amtrak’s plan includes overhauling its track inspection program that calls for a more proactive approach to infrastructure maintenance.

11/18/2013

LIRR Ticket Machine With Camera, Skimming Device (Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

DA: 4 Arrested In LIRR, Metro-North Ticket Machine Scam

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said the suspects placed “skimming” devices and hidden cameras near ticket vending machines in Chappaqua, Sea Cliff, Bayside, Great Neck, Merillon Avenue, and Greenvale stations.

11/01/2013

LIRR Delays

Delays, Cancellations Expected On LIRR

The Long Island Rail Road was subject to delays and cancellations for the Wednesday evening rush, due to an unspecified “track condition.”

10/23/2013

LIRR President Helena Williams speaks at Jamaica Station's 100th anniversary celebration, Oct. 23, 2013. (credit: Twitter/LIRR)

LIRR’s Jamaica Station Marks 100th Anniversary

The station, graced by 150,000 commuters every day, is one of the nation’s busiest transportation hubs.

10/23/2013

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Future Subway Trains Might Have No Doors Separating Cars

Trains with open space rather than doors between cars, dedicated busways, and new “smart chip” systems to replace the current MetroCard system were among the ideas floated in a recent report outlining the needs of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in the 20 years to come.

10/20/2013

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

LIRR Ticket Machine Scam Leaves Riders Shocked

Long Island Rail Road riders were shocked Saturday morning, following revelations that tiny video cameras were discovered hidden on ticket vending machines.

10/19/2013

A sheet from a stamp collection left behind on an LIRR train. (credit: CBS 2)

Valuable Stamp Collection Left Behind On LIRR Train

Long Island Rail Road commuter Brian Ginsberg found the valuable collection Friday afternoon during his ride home on the Ronkonkoma line.

10/14/2013

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