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Long Island Rail Road train slams into 2 cars, injuring 2

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

Two people were injured Thursday when a Long Island Railroad train smashed into two cars in Suffolk County, a day after the MTA launched a safety campaign targeting the rail crossings.

US FRA approves $967.1m loan for positive train control installation

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.

LIRR & Metro North Ridership Rises In 2014

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 […]

Penn Station Is Crazy Right Now Due To LIRR Service Suspension

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 › ]

The Swiss Village in Newport, Rhode Island

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

Fire and Smoke Modeling for Rail Tunnels and Stations

The East Side Access project brings the Long Island Railroad into Grand Central Terminal, New York, US.

LIRR Expects Normal Service Tomorrow

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 […]

All NYC Mass Transit To Close At 11PM

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

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

About Last Night's LIRR Commute From Hell...

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

Eric Garner protests on the streets, on the court, on the freeway and on the railroad tracks

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” […]

Monday MetroCard Glitch Screws Over Nearly 10,000 Commuters

[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

Decking the Sunnyside Yards: the history of a fantasy

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

NYPD compose sketch of Queens homicide victim

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.

New MetroCards to feature Brooklyn Nets

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.”

New photo exhibition at the New York Transit Museum follows the path of the railroad in New York State

10 months agoArts : Artdaily

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

CooCoo Cancels Texting Service

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 […]

LIRR Services Resumes To Belmont Park

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 […]

LIRR Strike Looms Large As Cuomo Urges Both Sides To Keep Talking

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 › ]

The Busiest Railroad In North America Is About To Go On Strike

12 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

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...

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