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No time to kill time on world’s shortest ferry ride

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

LIRR, Metro-North Railroad Break Ridership Records

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.

LIRR & Metro-North Break Ridership Records

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 […]

Ellis Island South: Welcome to the most diverse square mile in America

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.

Woman Who Broke Ribs In Atlantic Terminal LIRR Crash Sues MTA For $15 Million

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 › ]

LIRR Train Was Traveling At More Than Twice The Speed Limit Before Crashing In Brooklyn

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 › ]

LIRR Passengers Say Brooklyn Crash Had Them Toppling Over 'Like Dominoes'

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 › ]

Several Injured After LIRR Train Derails At Brooklyn's Atlantic Terminal

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

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...

BROOKLYN: Multiple Minor Injuries After Long Island Railroad Commuter Train Derails Inside Terminal

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

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

[UPDATES] LIRR Train Derails At Atlantic Terminal, Multiple Injuries Reported

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

What if the MTA is interested in bringing back the trains?

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

KKK Recruiting Fliers Found On Long Island Railroad Train

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

KKK Flyers Found On Long Island Railroad Seats

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 › ]

Long Island Railroad backs off refusal to ban Klan recruiting on trains

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

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...

Dozens injured in train derailment outside New York

4 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

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

Dozens Injured In Long Island Rail Road Derailment

4 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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

Derailed Train Injures 15 to 20, Disrupts Service on Long Island, New York

5 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

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's busiest railways now accept Apple Pay

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

NY: LIRR, Metro-North Train Ticket Payment Options Now Include Apple Pay, Masterpass

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 Cuomo Announces New Payment Options for MTA eTix

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,

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