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A Long Island Rail Road train derailed at Penn Station Monday. (Credit: CBS 2)

‘Near-Normal’ Commute Finally Expected, Over 24 Hours After LIRR Derailment

At long last, a “near-normal” commute was expected Wednesday, in the wake of a derailment that damaged tracks and switches.

06/18/2013

LIRR Derailed Train

Long Island Rail Road Train Derails Not Long After Leaving Penn Station

A Long Island Rail Road train headed to Hempstead derailed early Monday evening just after leaving Penn Station.

06/17/2013

SHoP Architects proposal for a new Penn Station (credit: SHoP Architects)

Design Proposals For New Penn Station Submitted By 4 Firms

The four firms took very different approaches, but each would make the new Penn Station more than just a station stop – variously proposing a spa, a theater, promenades, parks, apartments, and office spaces to go with it.

05/29/2013

Long Island Rail Road Cannonball train at Penn Station (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Express LIRR ‘Cannonball’ Service To Hamptons Begins Today

Starting Friday afternoon, the Long Island Rail Road will be running its new express service to the east end of the island.

05/24/2013

Policemen keep watch as all trains towards Boston were cancelled at Pennsylvania Station, in New York, on April, 19, 2013. (credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Limited Amtrak Service Resumes Between New York And Boston

Transportation to and from the Boston area was virtually shut down Friday morning as the manhunt continued for the second suspect in the marathon bombings.

04/19/2013

The Cannonball will take travelers from Penn Station to the Hamptons on non-stop express service (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

LIRR Plans Non-Stop Express Service From Penn Station To The Hamptons

Trains will depart from Penn Station at 4:07 p.m. on Fridays and run nonstop to Westhampton. From there, the train will continue eastward, making stops at Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton and Montauk.

04/18/2013

MTA police officers keep watch during the morning commute in Grand Central Terminal on April 16, 2013. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYC Security Remains Tight In Wake Of Boston Marathon Bombings

There is once again a high terror alert in New York City. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Tuesday they are taking no chances that an attack similar to the Boston Marathon bombings could happen here.

04/16/2013

Runners gather near Kenmore Square after two bombs exploded during the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. (credit: Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Runners From N.J. Who Ran In Boston Marathon Recount Survival Stories

As authorities continue to probe the bombings that hit the Boston Marathon a day earlier, some runners from the Tri-State Area who took part in the race told their stories of survival on Tuesday.

04/16/2013

Madison Square Garden (credit: Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Manhattan BP Stringer Wants Madison Square Garden Separate From Penn Station

Stringer said three times more people commute through Penn Station today than when MSG was first approved in 1963. He is calling on the Garden to move in the next 10 years to allow Penn Station to expand.

03/28/2013

LIRR crews work to re-rail a derailed train in Rego Park, Queens, on March 19, 2013. 
(Photo: MTA/Patrick Cashin/Flickr.)

LIRR: Rush Hour Service Disruptions Expected Through Friday As Crews Repair Damaged Track

The LIRR said it is canceling seven trains during the evening rush hour. It will also end one of the trains at Jamaica.

03/20/2013

Commuters at Penn Station deal with delays during Tuesday's afternoon rush after a derailment damaged one of the LIRR's main tracks. (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

LIRR Cancellations To Continue Wednesday Morning Due To Derailment

Crews are still working to remove four cars of the derailed train and repair the damaged track, which is one of the four main tracks between Penn Station and Jamaica.

03/19/2013

(Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Bloomberg’s Drink Rules Take Effect Next Week, But Starbucks Not Making Changes

The company said that because of the milk content of its drinks, the fact that customers add their own sugar and still unanswered questions about the rules, it will continue selling 20-ounce ventis at its New York City stores.

03/08/2013

FILE - Passengers wait on a subway platform in NYC. (credit: CBS 2)

4 Days, 5 Deaths Or Injuries On Subway

Another person was struck and killed on a subway train Friday night, bringing the total number of subway accidents up to five for just this week.

02/23/2013

NJ TRANSIT Concourse at New York Penn Station (file / credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

NJ TRANSIT Executives To Meet Riders At N.Y. Penn Station Forum

A spokesman says riders can interact with members of NJ TRANSIT’s executive management team – including the head of rail operations for Penn Station in Manhattan.

02/19/2013

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Grand Central Terminal Forced To Close; Blizzard Makes A Mess For Mass Transit

Transit agencies across the Tri-State area are responding to the powerful winter storm which is causing disruptions.

02/08/2013

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