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Tag: Long Island Rail Road

OpEd: LIRR, Back on Track and Vaccinating Employees

Let’s all help New York’s economy by getting back on the LIRR, Metro-North, the subways and the buses.

Ex-LIRR Worker Accused of Falsifying Reports That Caused Derailment

A former Long Island Rail Road employee has been arrested for allegedly entering a false train inspection report on a rail that was broken and caused a train derailment and collision in 2019, according to federal authorities.

OpEd: LIRR and MTA Are Bouncing Back

The world is changing in more ways than we’ve ever seen in our lifetime – but we’re keeping up. At the MTA and LIRR, we’re meeting these new challenges, adapting to current circumstances while strategically planning and building for the future. 

LIRR Restores Cuts to Train Service After Backlash

The Long Island Rail Road plans to reverse its controversial service cuts following backlash from riders and officials who said the fewer number of trains resulted in crowding that risked the spread of Covid-19.

LIRR Cuts Cause Crowding, Outrage

Long Island Rail Road riders are railing against service cuts the MTA enacted after a steep decline in ridership due to the coronavirus pandemic forced the transit agency to do some belt-tightening.

OpEd: LIRR Essential Workers Begin to Receive Vaccines

As we start 2021 with new hope, I’m grateful that LIRR employees are beginning to receive vaccines as part of the coordinated MTA effort.

LIRR, NICE Bus Restored To Limited Service After Winter Storm

The Long Island Rail Road temporarily suspended service on all train lines as of 2:30 p.m. Monday as heavy winds and snowfall continued, according to MTA Chairman Pat Foye.

LIRR Conductor Suspended Amid Capitol Riots Probe

A Long Island Rail Road conductor has been suspended without pay as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority investigates whether he was involved in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol building.

OpEd: Long Island Rail Road Is Safer Than Ever, Ready For...

With 2020 over and with the Covid-19 vaccine distribution underway, I know we’re all hopeful for a fresh start in 2021. And I’m proud to say that going into the new year, the Long Island Rail Road is the safest it’s ever been.

New York Unveils New $1.6 Billion Train Hall at Penn Station

New York City unveiled a new $1.6 billion concourse at Penn Station on Wednesday, expanding North America's busiest train terminal and helping rectify what a celebrated architect called the "tragic demolition" of the old station six decades ago.