Tag: Long Island Rail Road
The cause of the disruption was a non-passenger train that detached from the tracks.
The LIRR train pulled into Atlantic Terminal at 10 mph, as opposed to the 5 mph speed limit, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator told reporters at a Thursday press conference.
Accumulation on Friday was minimal across parts of the Island. The weather service was reporting 2-4 inches as rush hour hit and snow-covered roadways possibly leading to slippery travel.
At around 9 a.m., the LIRR in a Tweet warned commuters of possible delays at Atlantic Terminal, a busy rail hub.
Long Island has a pressing need for affordable housing, and the key question is: How can we address it quickly on a regional basis? There must be more varied housing options for all Long Islanders, but the challenge is to provide those choices Island-wide when zoning decisions are made locally. Hopefully, we can build a strong consensus around some key principles, which can then be adopted in enough localities for it to have a region-wide impact.
Although the crash is currently under investigation, officials were able to shed more clarity on the crash, which occurred just after 9 p.m. in New Hyde Park. Cuomo said the passenger train and a work train were running in the same direction when they sideswiped each other, causing three of the passenger train's cars to careen off the tracks. The passenger train "was where it was supposed to be," officials said, adding that the work train appeared to have intruded on the other train's path.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the new Moynihan Train Hall across the street from Penn Station will house both Amtrak and LIRR ticketing and waiting areas--and be 10 stories high.
Two of the busiest hubs on the LIRR--Hicksville and Jamaica--are slated to get a multi-million-dollar makeover, Cuomo announced Wednesday in Melville.