Tag: Long Island Rail Road

MTA Sees Light At End of Tunnel for East Side Access...

“It’s an incredible project, but there are a lot of unknowns,” says Mark Epstein, chairman of the Long Island Rail Road Commuter Council.

LIRR President Resigns, MTA COO Takes Over

Embattled Long Island Rail Road President Patrick Nowakowski resigned Friday and was replaced by MTA Chief Operating Officer Phil Eng, according to the transit agency. 

End of The Line for LIRR Platform Bar Carts

The Long Island Rail Road’s platform-level bar carts are leaving the station as the last call comes March 27 for commuters who order last-second adult beverages before boarding their evening rush-hour trains.

Delayed, Blue Point Brewery’s New LIRR-themed Beer, Coming Soon

The Penn Station emergency track repairs that caused the Long Island Rail Road’s “Summer of Hell” has spawned carpools, ferries and other commuter alternatives—and now it’s also inspired a new beer.

LIRR’s Third Track Gets Key NY Senate Approval to Move Ahead

The long stalled proposal from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for Long Island is back on track.

Mixed Feelings as ‘Summer of Hell’ Starts for LIRR

Long Island Rail Road riders had some conflicting emotions Monday morning walking into what was dubbed the “Summer of Hell” for New York City commuters.

Patchogue al Qaeda Informant to be Freed

A Patchogue native who admitted joining al Qaeda but later cooperated with federal authorities investigating the global terrorist organization was sentenced Thursday to eight ½ years time served, plus 90 days in jail.

Late LIRR Trains Persist Despite Plans to Improve, Report Finds

The Long Island Rail Road continues to fall short of its self-imposed goal for on-time performance thanks to thousands of trains that were late, canceled or terminated, an audit found.

LIRR Derailment at Jamaica Causes Morning Cancellations, Delays

The cause of the disruption was a non-passenger train that detached from the tracks.

NTSB : LIRR Train in Brooklyn Crash Traveled Double the Speed...

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.