To keep trains running through the polar vortex, the Long Island Railroad is lighting the tracks on fire. Literally.
Keeping your commute functioning in winter often means keeping the tracks unfrozen. That's why when temperatures dropped to well below freezing last week, the Long Island Rail Road needed to do something to keep all the moving parts working. And this crazy-looking fire mechanism is how they did it. Read more...
longisland.news12.com The union for Long Island Railroad workers says the possibility of a strike is becoming more of a reality, after working without a contract for nearly four years.
Long Island Rail Road unions Wednesday ramped up their threats of a strike as the MTA approved a contract with its police force that railroad labor leaders said is far more generous than what they've been offered.
The Long Island Rail Road is once again the busiest commuter railroad in North America, but just barely, according to Metropolitan Transportation Authority figures.
In more railroad ridership news, the Long Island Rail Road saw a 2% increase in ridership in 2013. Here is more: A surge in train travel over the last three months of 2013 helped boost MTA Long Island Rail Road’s ridership for the second year in a row with the LIRR recording a 2% jump […]
Ever wondered who the Long Island Railroad is transporting late at night? For those unfamiliar, the LIRR is a train for people traveling in between New York City and neighboring locales. Comedian Corey Cohen interviewed several people...Show More Summary
The birthplace of the beer-filled aisle slip-and-slide, the LIRR has long been a fertile ground for unintentional comedy, practically requiring intoxication as a prerequisite for boarding. Read more...
With the snow storm upping its intensity after an early arrival, the MTA has decided to change its service plans for the Long Island Rail Road & Metro-North. Here are the details as of now: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced today that its railroads – Metro-North Railroad and the Long Island Rail Road – […]
By Pete Donohue, New York Daily News The Long Island Railroad rolled closer to a possible summer strike Wednesday when transit executives rejected a proposed series of raises for workers.
A one-time Long Island Rail Road manager who lied on a disability application to the federal Railroad Retirement Board got off with no jail time on Tuesday, making him the third LIRR fraudster sentenced only to probation.
I just got word from the MTA in regards to the service plans for the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) & Metro-North Railroad tomorrow: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad will operate on reduced schedules tomorrow in anticipation of limited ridership during the winter blizzard and […]
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo Wednesday threw his support behind a controversial plan to link Metro-North Railroad to Penn Station -- which critics fear will further crowd the Long Island Rail Road's main terminal and require the LIRR to reduce service there.
The Long Island Railroad is rivaled only by the formal dining cars of the Orient Express for sophistication and class, and the scenic rail line's travelers are rightly famous for their elevated discourse, whether it be debating the best luggage rack luge race techniques or silencing ill-bred Rangers fans with the wave of a pistol. Show More Summary
Penn Station, crowded with commuters catching the New Jersey Transit and Long Island Railroad to get home. And holiday travelers waiting for their trains to points north, south and west for Christmas. But when I got there for 1010 WINS, I was surprised to see that the trains were getting out on time. Show More Summary
Good snowy New York morning. My commute is a mess, trains are running way ate. Here is what I’m reading while the Long Island Railroad figures out that it snows in the winter: • Sundown at the Permabear Alamo (Reformed Broker) see also PermaBear to English Translation Guide (TBP) • Technological Miracles Will Keep Generating...Read More
Just a short time ago, the MTA Long Island Rail Road & Metro-North Railroad announced a 24 hour ban on alcohol due to this weekend’s SantaCon festivities. Here are the complete details: To maintain orderly travel during this weekend’s SantaCon event, alcohol will not be permitted on Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North trains and […]
The New York State tourism "Get Outta Town" and "Come See The Comeback" campaigns are recommending you use Metro North Railroad, the Long Island Rail Road, and the subway and bus system to check out "New York State's great places," as well as "visit destinations ravaged last year by Superstorm Sandy" last year. Show More Summary
In the 20 years since the Long Island Railroad Massacre, an entire generation has lived in the era of mass murder
Siemens Rail Automation, in partnership with Bombardier Transportation, has won a $428m contract to develop, test and deploy a new positive train control carborne system on the Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road commuter lines of the Metr…