The Island Line ferry is a fancy name for a humble pontoon boat that connects two ends of an old railroad causeway, with a gap for boats to pass through. The causeway has been turned into a bike trail, and because of the ferry, a cyclist...Show More Summary
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) recently announced that Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad are seeing record ridership numbers, with LIRR carrying 89.3 million customers in 2016, a 1.9% increase over last year.
A short time ago, the MTA hype machine was out in full force by sending out a presser about both the Long Island Rail Road & Metro-North Railroad breaking ridership records. Here are the details from the said presser: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroads are […]
Downtown Clarkston in DeKalb County extends westward from Rowland Street to Indian Creek Drive, with the old Georgia Railroad line running in between—a total of just three city blocks, give or take. And yet there may be no place in the country as kaleidoscopically, vibrantly, viscerally diverse.
Two passengers who were injured in the Long Island Railroad derailment at Atlantic Terminal in early January are suing the MTA, claiming that the agency's negligence allowed the crash to happen. [ more › ]
The Long Island Railroad train that crashed into a bumping block at Atlantic Terminal on Wednesday, injuring over 100 people, was going twice the speed limit inside the station, according to investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board. [ more › ]
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating yesterday's Long Island Railroad crash in Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn, which injured 106 people, though most of the injuries were minor. Riders on board the train told reporters it crashed right into a bumping block at the end of the tracks, sending passengers flying and toppling them over "like dominoes." [ more › ]
At 8:30 a.m. this morning, a Long Island Railroad train derailed at Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn. One hundred and six suffered non-life-threatening injuries, reports the New York Times. Read more...
NBC New York reports: A LIRR train derailed in Brooklyn on Wednesday, with initial reports suggesting 20 people were being treated for injuries. The derailment happened at Atlantic Terminal. Pictures on social media showed the derailment took place on track 6, and that the train was tipped slightly at an angle. Show More Summary
A Long Island Railroad train derailed at Atlantic Terminal in downtown Brooklyn around 8:30 a.m. today, injuring approximately 37 people, according to an initial report from the FDNY. (UPDATE: The FDNY is now estimating 76 non-life threatening...Show More Summary
I’ve always opposed the proposal to convert the Rockaway Beach Branch of the Long Island Railroad into a bike trail, because I think the land is too valuable as a rapid transit corridor to use for anything else. Trail advocates protest...Show More Summary
Ku Klux Klan (KKK) recruiting fliers were recently found on seats on a Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train, reminding New Yorkers that the hate group wasn’t relegated to activities exclusively south of the Mason-Dixon line. The incident marks the second time KKK fliers have surfaced since the presidential election. Show More Summary
A commuter in Suffolk County found a pair of recruitment flyers for the Ku Klux Klan on an LIRR train recently, the latest example of Klan activity on Long Island. [ more › ]
A spokesman for the Long Island Railroad is walking back a statement claiming there’s no statute against distributing literature in the train system after someone left recruitment fliers for the Ku Klux Klan in a LIRR car. NBC 4 reports that Carlos Sandoval found the fliers on a Montauk branch...
A Long Island Rail Road passenger train derailed on Saturday (October 8) near the community of New Hyde Park, New York, injuring dozens of people and forcing suspension of service on the key transit line in both directions, railroad and police officials said. Show More Summary
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Long Island Rail Road passenger train derailed on Saturday near the community of New Hyde Park, New York, injuring as many as 29 people and halting service on the key transit line in both directions, railroad officials...Show More Summary
A Long Island Rail Road passenger train derailed on Saturday near the community of New Hyde Park, New York, injuring more than a dozen people and halting service on the key transit line in both directions, railroad and police officials said.
New York has been in the process of rolling out a mobile solution for the Metropolitan Transit Agency's super-busy Long Island Railroad and Metro North Railroad lines over the summer, and this week the app was updated with support for both Apple Pay and Mastercard's Masterpass payment systems. Show More Summary
Metro-North and Long Island Railroad commuters will be able to pay for train tickets on their smartphones with Apple Pay and Masterpass beginning Wednesday morning.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced the addition of Apple Pay and Masterpass digital wallet technology to MTA eTix, the mobile ticketing app that enables Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road customers to purchase their tickets anywhere,