Local Leaders Say Departure Of LIRR President Could Disrupt Ongoing ProjectsOfficials are concerned that the departure of LIRR President Helena Williams could cause problems for ongoing projects.
LIRR President Helena Williams Out, MTA Names ReplacementNew York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced the appointment of Patrick Nowakowski to replace Helena Williams.
MTA To Vote On Hundreds Of New LIRR, Metro-North Train CarsIf the $1.8 billion contract for 584 of the Kawasaki-made electric cars is approved by the MTA this week, they'll go into service beginning in 2017.
500 Union Workers To Be Put To Work Under New Deal With LIRRThere will be seven projects coming up over the next few years on the LIRR, including the Double Track project.
Long Island Rail Road To Launch Scoot Trains With East Side AccessThe planned "scoot" trains would offer faster, more frequent service from places like Brooklyn to Jamaica, Oyster Bay to Mineola, and Ronkonkoma to Riverhead.
LIRR Urging Baseball Fans To Take The Train To The Game During All-Star WeekThe train, on the railroad's Port Washington branch, takes just 19 minutes from Penn Station and 17 minutes from Great Neck, LIRR president Helena Williams said.
LIRR To Conduct Surveys About Reopening Elmhurst StaionThe Long Island Rail Road's Elmhurst station closed in 1985, but the railroad thinks there might be a reason to reopen it.
Express LIRR 'Cannonball' Service To Hamptons Begins TodayStarting Friday afternoon, the Long Island Rail Road will be running its new express service to the east end of the island.
LIRR Plans Non-Stop Express Service From Penn Station To The HamptonsTrains 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.
LIRR Repairs To Damaged Track ‘Enormous Effort’The LIRR said crews have already replaced 1,600 concrete ties that were damaged when the train derailed Monday at Rego Park, destroying nearly a mile of track.
LIRR Derailment Repairs Expected To Be Complete By Monday Morning Commute Specialized machinery has been working to dig up the nearly 1,600 damaged concrete railroad ties to replace them with fresh ones.
Security To Be Tightened At LIRR After Copper TheftsAfter 15 Long Island Rail Road employees were arrested and charged with stealing over $250,000 worth of copper wire, the railroad agency said it will put in place new measures so that similar thefts will not happen.
LIRR Officials Roll Out Next Phase Of 'Double Track' ProjectAn 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.
Limited Long Beach Branch LIRR Service Resumes With Diesel TrainsThe resumption of service on the Long Beach Branch means all 10 LIRR branches are back in operation following superstorm Sandy.
MTA Inspector Gen. Report: LIRR Crews Waste Time, MoneyThe Metropolitan Transportation Authority Inspector General Barry Kluger reviewed several recent construction projects and found that LIRR crews reported to work late, knocked off early and that a lack of oversight was widespread.