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.
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.
Starting Friday afternoon, the Long Island Rail Road will be running its new express service to the east end of the island.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The LIRR said it is canceling seven trains during the evening rush hour. It will also end one of the trains at Jamaica.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Transit agencies across the Tri-State area are responding to the powerful winter storm which is causing disruptions.