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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 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

LIRR Train (credit: purist_andrew/Flickr)

LIRR Train Detained As Father, Son Carry Realistic-Looking Guns En Route To Comic Con

Police briefly detained a Long Island Rail Road train headed to New York City after a pair of passengers got on dressed in camouflage and carrying realistic-looking guns.

10/13/2012

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Metro-North Nearly Passes LIRR in Ridership Numbers

If you’re feeling the squeeze on Metro-North trains, it may be because ridership on that line is creeping closer to the number one spot.

02/09/2011

LIRR

LIRR, Metro-North Accept Credit Cards Again

People can now use their credit cards again to buy tickets at most Long Island and Metro-North commuter rail stations throughout the New York metropolitan region.

01/02/2011