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

CBS New York’s Guide To Surviving The LIRR Strike

The Long Island Rail Road is considered one of the busiest railroads in the United States, providing roughly 300,000 daily rides. So it’s no surprise that hundreds of thousands of Long Islanders are sitting on […]

07/14/2014

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

Despite Contingency Plan Riders Fear Messy Commute If Strike Halts LIRR Service

There are eight days and counting until a possible Long Island Railroad strike that could severely disrupt the commutes for more than 300,000 riders.

07/12/2014

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Getting Into NYC Is More Than Just A Commute

Commuting into New York City is more than just a commute –it’s a lifestyle. But with all the congestion and traffic, we sometimes forget the beautiful scenic views we come across as we head into NYC.

02/24/2014

Snow in Selden, New York.(credit: Rob Caruso)

Winter Storm Hammers Tri-State Area; Widespread Outages Reported

Widespread power outages were affecting parts of the area, especially customers in Connecticut and Long Island.

02/08/2013

LIRR Train (credit: purist_andrew/Flickr)

LIRR Service Suspended After Truck Accident

Long Island Railroad service has been suspended from Speonk to Montauk after a truck hit a railroad overpass near the Hampton Bays.

04/23/2011

Grand Central January 27 (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Project Begins Boring Tunnels To Connect LIRR To Grand Central

As two 640-ton machine began boring four tunnels to connect Long Island Railroad’s main line to the Grand Central Terminal, officials did a little celebrating and bragging.

03/19/2011

Stranded commuters at the Port Washington Long Island Railroad station listen to announcements as service was suspended due to inclement weather, on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

Snow Guide: Commuter Resources

It’s been a rough day for commuters Thursday following latest winter storm. Here are some helpful links and information so you can know the conditions before you hit the roads.

01/27/2011

Inside the LIRR's new high-tech control center at Jamaica Station. (Photo/Peter Haskell)

LIRR Completes New $56M Modernization Project

LIRR President Helena Williams said the completion “signals a new era of switch control for the LIRR at a critical junction” and meant “better reliability for our customers.”

11/08/2010

Metro-North (credit: CBS 2)

Metro-North, LIRR Drinks May Get More Expensive

Cocktail hour on the suburban commuter rail lines was likely to get a little more expensive Monday.

10/25/2010

LIRR passengers board train. (credit: AP)

LIRR Train Schedules Return To Normal

Over the weekend, the railroad’s $56 million upgrade project left a long trail of frustration.

10/25/2010

A Long Island Rail Road train - File Photo

LIRR Back On Track, But More Service Disruptions Looming

After a weekend of delays and cancelled trains, it appears the Long Island Rail Road will be back on track to start the work week – but this won’t be the end to the ambitious upgrade work.

10/24/2010

FILE - LIRR Trains (credit: CBS 2)

Massive Service Headaches On LIRR

The LIRR, the nation’s oldest commuter railroad modernizing an aging infrastructure means fewer trains and longer delays this weekend.

10/23/2010

LIRR passengers board train. (credit: AP)

LIRR Punctuality Sees Drop In 2010

LIRR officials noted that while they’re always working to improve on time performance, this year’s numbers included delays caused by major weather and infrastructure-related incidents.

10/06/2010

LIRR commuters waiting for trains at Mineola (credit: Mona Rivera/ WCBS 880)

Track Fire Causes Service Disruptions On LIRR

A track fire on Sunday night is causing problems on some lines of the Long Island Railroad. Service Kew Gardens and Forest Hills from Penn Station has been affected.

09/06/2010

LIRR passengers board train. (credit: AP)

Riders Skeptical Over LIRR Service Restoration

For the first time in a week, Long Island Railroad riders were being told to expect a normal commute.

CBS 2–08/30/2010

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