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Warren Buffett's 'desert island' indicator of the economy is looking terrible

Railroads are having a tough go of it, and Warren Buffett doesn't think it's going to get any better. "Car-loadings throughout the industry are down this year," said Buffett at his company Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting Saturday. Buffett...Show More Summary

Man charged with assault after girlfriend’s mysterious death

2 months agoNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

A Staten Island man was arrested after his girlfriend died of mysterious causes early Thursday morning, police said. Alyssa Johnson, 23, was unconscious but had no visible injuries when officers were called to 585 Railroad Avenue shortly after 2 a.m., according to authorities. She was taken Staten Island University North Hospital, where she was declared...

Staten Island man arrested as cops probe girlfriend’s death

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Alyssa Johnson was found unresponsive in her home on N. Railroad Ave. in Dongan Hills Thursday, officials said. She died about an hour later at Staten Island University Hospital North.

Downtrodden LIRR Commuters Plan "Fare Strike" For Their Evening Commute

A disgruntled group of daily Long Island Railroad commuters that has been organizing since mid-February under the hashtag #WeDeserveBetter?calling out the LIRR for consistently delayed and overcrowded trains despite hefty monthly ticket rates?is staging a fare strike today, in hopes of drawing the MTA's attention to these grievances. [ more › ]

LIRR: NOPE

Just go ahead and forget about Long Island for the time being, if you have that luxury: The Long Island Railroad is "in the shit," as they used to say back in 'Nam. Due to an earlier disabled train, there are extensive delays out of Penn Station during the evening rush, and service between Penn Station and Jamaica is severely limited. Show More Summary

Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad Report Big Ridership Increases

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) have announced that ridership increased significantly on the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad in 2015, giving a significant boost to the economic health of the regions they serve.

NY MTA Bans Hoverboards from Trains, Buses and Stations

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced that possession of hoverboards aboard trains or buses or at stations of the subway, New York City Buses, LIRR, Metro-North Railroad, Staten Island Railway or Access-A-Ride is prohibited.

MTA Winter Storm Overnight Update

Here is your MTA winter storm overnight update: A major snow storm continues to impact the MTA service area. While service remains suspended on the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad, NYC Transit and MTA Bus service and the above ground portions of the NYC Subway and Staten Island Railway (SIR), crews will be working […]

LIRR Winter Storm Update

Here is the latest winter storm update for the Long Island Railroad (LIRR): The LIRR will begin an orderly shutdown of train service beginning at 4 PM to ensure the safety of our customers and employees. A Blizzard Warning remains in effect through Sunday afternoon for Long Island and New York City. The LIRR is […]

Singapore Plans to Build a 15-Mile Park Along an Abandoned Train Line

6 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Singapore has announced that the abandoned Keretapi Tanah Melayu railroad will be given new life as a massive 15-mile park and recreation center, spanning the length of entire island from north to south.

LIRR Thanksgiving 2015 Service Plan

Here is the Thanksgiving 2015 service plan information for the Long Island Railroad (LIRR): Beginning Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 25 and continuing through the extended holiday weekend, MTA Long Island Rail Road will be providing extra train service and reduced fare programs that will making travel a snap for shopping, dining and entertainment. Thanksgiving Eve, […]

MTA Official Wants Cheaper City Railroad Fares

Today’s meetings at MTA headquarters should be interesting when one of its board members, Allen P. Cappelli proposes his idea of reduced fares for city residents using either the Long Island Rail Road or Metro-North Railroad. Dan Rivoli of the New York Daily News has more: An MTA board member will press the transit agency […]

In caverns deep below N.Y. streets, train terminal taking shape

Fifteen stories beneath midtown Manhattan, hundreds of workers are slowly converting massive subterranean chambers into a new terminal for the Long Island Railroad, the United States' busiest commuter rail system. Two enormous caverns,...Show More Summary

Islanders adjusting to new challenge: the morning commute

John Tavares, Kyle Okposo and the New York Islanders have a new routine for home games: Get up in the morning, get ready and head to the train station to get on the Long Island Railroad. Yes, much... To view the full story, click the title link.

8 more unanswered questions about Disneyland's Star Wars Land

Disney raised even more questions with the recent announcement of plans to temporarily close the Rivers of America, Tom Sawyer Island and the Disneyland Railroad to allow for construction of Star Wars Land. Here’s what we know so far: The new 14-acre land will feature two attractions set in a remote...

LIRR To Streamline Ticket Procedures

The MTA Long Island Railroad has announced that it is streamlining its ticket procedures. Here are the complete details via press release: The Long Island Rail Road wants customers to know that a number of changes to little-used ticketing procedures that have faded in popularity are taking effect at the beginning of October. Most of […]

LIRR Anticipates Cancellations & Delays 09-15-15

The Long Island Railroad anticipates cancellations & delays during the upcoming PM rush due to the freight train derailment earlier this afternoon near Hicksville. Here is what they just had to say: Because of a freight train that derailed west of Hicksville Station this afternoon, the Long Island Rail Road is advising customers to anticipate […]

S.I. woman who beat pup found guilty of animal cruelty

8 months agoNews : NY Daily News

A Staten Island woman accused of leaving her battered puppy in a plastic bag near a railroad track was convicted on animal cruelty charges.

LIRR Labor Day 2015 Service Plan

Here is the Labor Day 2015 service plan for the Long Island Railroad (LIRR): MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide additional early-afternoon trains from Penn Station on Friday, September 4, for customers planning an early getaway for the Labor Day weekend. There will be four extra Babylon trains, three extra Port Jefferson Branch trains, […]

#LIRR Power Outage: Long Island Railroad Delays And Cancellations Due To Penn Station Power Outage, Reports MTA

The hashtag #LIRR is certainly going crazy on Twitter, with reports that the Long Island Railroad was suspended at Penn Station due to a power outage, according to the MTA, causing folks to complain about being late for work. It was the busiest part of the rush hour when the LIRR delay occurred, reports NBC... Show More Summary

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