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Penn Station

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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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Power Problems Slowing Amtrak, NJ TRANSIT Rail Riders

Amtrak service was temporarily suspended between Newark and New York City because of mechanical problems with the Portal Bridge.

01/23/2013

LIRR President Helena Williams and Sen. Charles Schumer at LIRR 'Double Track' Announcement Jan. 16, 2013 (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

LIRR Officials Roll Out Next Phase Of ‘Double Track’ Project

An environmental assessment is under way on building an additional track from Ronkonkoma, one of the railroad’s busiest stations, to Farmingdale. Only one track runs between the stations, which are about 18 miles apart.

01/16/2013

NJ Transit Train (file / credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

NJ TRANSIT Service To Return To Normal At Last After Sandy

Starting Monday, life after Superstorm Sandy will be back to normal at last for the vast majority of TRANSIT passengers.

01/13/2013

NJ Transit train - File / Photo: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images

NJT, Metro-North Restore More Service Lost During Superstorm Sandy

Executive director James Weinstein said full restoration marks another milestone because most customers commute to and from Manhattan.

01/11/2013

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LIRR Resumes Normal Service Out Of Penn Station

The railroad said customers should take the 2 or 3 trains to Atlantic Terminal or the E train to Jamaica for service to other branches.

01/07/2013

LIRR-Trains

Person Struck And Killed By LIRR Train In New Hyde Park

Service has been temporarily suspended on the main line in both directions between Penn Station and Hicksville. The accident also is affecting trains on the Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma and Oyster Bay branches.

01/01/2013

A train is seen at the Long Island Rail Road station - Great Neck, NY - Jun 6, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Six Weeks After Sandy, LIRR Restores Normal Service

Floodwaters from the storm poured into Amtrak’s East River tunnels and knocked out the entire signal system that manages Amtrak and LIRR trains between Long Island and Manhattan.

12/10/2012

People wait to board a Long Island Rail Road train in Penn Station. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Signal Problems Cause Big Train Troubles At New York Penn Station

While trains in and out of Penn Station are now operating with residual delays, there were major problems for getaway day commuters earlier in the day.

11/21/2012

People wait to board a Long Island Rail Road train in Penn Station. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Modified LIRR Service Back After Nor’easter Causes Rough Evening Commute

Modified service resumed Thursday morning after trains out of Penn Station were cancelled Wednesday night.

11/08/2012

View of snowfall on LIRR train tracks in Jamaica, Queens. (credit: Marta Zielinska, CBSNewYork.com)

LIRR Service Suspended Twice As Nor’easter Clobbers Tri-State Area

Some service on the eastbound Long Island Rail Road was restored, after being suspended for a second time Wednesday night.

11/07/2012

Amtrak Train (Photo by Donald Bowers/Getty Images for Amtrak)

Amtrak Tunnels Flooded During Sandy To Reopen Friday

Amtrak has announced plans to reopen three tunnels providing access to and from Penn Station on Friday, nearly two weeks after they were flooded and severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

11/07/2012

NJ Transit (credit: CBS 2)

Four More NJ Transit Rail Lines To Return To Service On Sunday

Four train lines will restore service on Sunday after suffering significant amounts of damage during Hurricane Sandy.

11/03/2012

Depature board at Metro-North Railroad New Haven Line Stamford station - Nov. 1, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Gov. Cuomo Announces Additional Mass Transit Restoration Plans

Crews are quickly working to get rail networks back on track following the devastating toll Superstorm Sandy took on New York City Transit and parts of the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad.

11/01/2012

Flooded tracks at New York Penn Station (credit: NJ TRANSIT)

Amtrak Clears Water From Hudson River Tunnel; Test Train To Run Today

There is still no Amtrak service in or out of New York City, but the railroad is getting closer to changing that.

11/01/2012

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