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LIRR To Remove Toxins From Soil At 7 SitesThe Long Island Rail Road will excavate nearly 5,000 tons of contaminated soil at seven substations in Queens and Nassau County.
LIRR Fixes Broken Rails That Caused System-Wide DelaysThe system was getting back to its regular service for the afternoon rush, spokesman Sal Arena said Friday afternoon.
Fatal Accident Causes Service Disruptions On 3 LIRR LinesService was suspended for about two hours Tuesday morning between Huntington and Hicksville after the LIRR said an unauthorized person was struck by a train.
Parts Of Long Island Hit With More Than A Foot Of SnowGov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for Long Island, along with New York City and the mid-Hudson Valley.
LIRR, NJ TRANSIT Service Restored Following Delays, Canceled TrainsThe LIRR said customers should expect canceled trains and delays during the evening rush hour.
LIRR, Metro-North Ridership Grew In 2013Both commuter rail lines carried 83.4 million riders last year. The stronger economy and more people back to work were credited with the increases.
LIRR Trains Back To Normal After Third Rail Problem Prompts Heavy Delays, CancellationsLong Island Rail Road commuters faced a rough start to the work week after a train became disabled in one of the four East River tunnels, prompting heavy delays and cancellations.
'Near-Normal' Commute Finally Expected, Over 24 Hours After LIRR DerailmentAt long last, a "near-normal" commute was expected Wednesday, in the wake of a derailment that damaged tracks and switches.
Metro-North New Haven Service To Be Back By Wednesday MorningRailroad officials in Connecticut said the morning commute went as well as can be expected following Friday's train collision that injured 72 people and has shut down service.
Modified LIRR Service Back After Nor'easter Causes Rough Evening CommuteModified service resumed Thursday morning after trains out of Penn Station were cancelled Wednesday night.
Nearly Half Give LIRR High Marks In New PollAfter more than 800 Long Islanders were surveyed, 49 percent said they thought the Long Island Rail Road was doing a good or excellent job.