The US Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has approved a loan of $967.1m to support the installation of positive train control (PTC) on the Long Island and Metro-North railroads.
Just a few minutes ago, the MTA has announced that ridership on the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) & Metro-North Railroad rose in 2014. Here are the details: The Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad both welcomed rising numbers of customers in 2014, new Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) ridership figures show, making them respectively […]
Service on the Long Island Railroad has been suspended in both directions between Penn Station and Jamaica after a person fell onto the tracks, according to the FDNY. [ more › ]
A railroad tycoon’s summer estate now houses a cyroroom full of liquid nitrogen tanks and specimens from rare livestock breeds. In the early 20th century, railroad magnate Arthur Curtiss James commissioned the architect Grosvenor Atterbury to create a replica of a small Swiss village on the grounds of his summer estate. Show More Summary
The East Side Access project brings the Long Island Railroad into Grand Central Terminal, New York, US.
Just a couple of minutes ago, the MTA Long Island Railroad announced it expects to run normal weekday service tomorrow. Here are the details: On Wednesday, January 28, the Long Island Rail Road expects to run normal weekday service on the Babylon, Far Rockaway, Hempstead, Long Beach, Oyster Bay, Port Washington, Huntington/Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma and […]
This includes subways, buses, ferries, PATH, Metro-North, Long Island Railroad, and (perhaps obviously) AirTrain. New Jersey Transit will suspend all rail service until Thursday at 8PM tonight. No re-start time for the MTA has yet been announced. Show More Summary
Those of you who have the distinct pleasure of traveling home via the Long Island Railroad are probably still experiencing some residual rage and resentment following last night's Benghazi 9/11 Indian Ocean Tsunami commute. Okay that's...Show More Summary
There's a depressing sort of magic to Penn Station.
Protests over the choking death of Eric Garner by a New York cop on Staten Island, and the subsequent decision by a Grand Jury to not indict the officer, taking place in numerous venues Monday night and early Tuesday morning. On the basketball court, LeBron James among the NBA stars wearing an “I can’t breathe” […]
[UPDATE BELOW] Thousands of Long Island Railroad and Metro-North commuters had a pretty miserable post-holiday Monday yesterday when their new monthly MetroCards failed to work, thanks to a fun coding glitch. This is just one more reason...Show More Summary
Becoming the Yards: 1643: Burger Jorrisen receives the first patent for farmland near the swamps surrounding the Dutch Kills.1861: The Long Island Railroad builds tracks from Hunters Point along the Dutch Kills to Jamaica.1903: The Pennsylvania...Show More Summary
THE NYPD has put together a composite sketch of a homicide victim whose body parts were found scattered near a set of Long Island Railroad tracks in Queens, authorities said Friday.
THE BROOKLYN Nets have scored a ride on the face of a new line of MetroCards. The new subway and Long Island Railroad passes — that go on sale Monday — feature images of ball stars Kevin Garnett, Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson under the slogan “We Are Brooklyn.”
The New York Transit Museum?s newest exhibition, Railroad Landscapes: Photographs by John Sanderson, traces the tracks of the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad through the natural and built environments of New York State, capturing beauty and desolation in the landscape. Show More Summary
4 1/2 years ago the Long Island Railroad entered into a pilot partnership with text messaging company CooCoo to provide travel information such as scheduled & plans to cell phones. Shortly thereafter the Metro-North joined in as well. However the times have changed with many riders using smart devices to use real time apps. With […]
Horse racing fans take note that getting to Belmont will once again be easy as the Long Island Railroad resumes service the historic track as of tomorrow. Here are the details: The thoroughbreds are back from Saratoga and the MTA Long Island Rail Road’s ‘Belmont Special’ is at the starting gate and ready for the […]
A Long Island Railroad strike is looking like an increasingly real possibility, but there may still be hope for a last minute negotiation after Governor Andrew Cuomo urged both sides to return to the table. [ more › ]
As someone who did it, I can easily say that commuting every day on the Long Island Rail Road is a particularly hellish experience. But it's about to get a lot worse, because Long Island Rail Road workers are planning to go on strike. Meaning the busiest railroad in North America is going to come to a halt. Read more...
Union officials yesterday declared that Long Island Railroad workers will walk off the job one minute after midnight on Saturday. “I regret to report that negotiations have collapsed with the MTA, and all eight unions are now proceeding with strike plans for July 20,” said Anthony Simon, chief spokesman for the union coalition. Show More Summary