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Man killed by westbound Long Island Railroad Train in Queens

4 days agoNews : NY Daily News

The man, who an MTA spokesman described as a "trespasser" on the tracks, was struck by a westbound train just east of the Queens Village station.

NY: MTA Work Car Derailment Snarls Morning Commute on LIRR

Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials say Long Island Railroad customers can expect delays during the morning rush hour as some westbound trains are cancelled or being diverted because of a derailed maintenance train in Queens.

"Five Cents to Dreamland: A Trip to Coney Island" on view at the New York Transit Museum

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

From horse-drawn streetcars, steamboats, and railroads, to the buses and subways of today, mass transportation has played a pivotal role in Coney Island?s development as a whirling smorgasbord of amusement parks, seaside resorts, veiled temptation, and kitsch. Show More Summary

Governor Cuomo Announces Accelerated Rollout of the MTA eTix Mobile Ticketing App

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the accelerated rollout of MTA eTix, a free MTA app that will allow Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad customers to purchase train tickets anytime, anywhere with their mobile device...

New Yorkers Can Now Buy Train Tickets From Smartphones

Commuters who ride select Long Island Railroad or Metro-North routes can use the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's new eTix app to purchase, activate, and use train tickets. The MTA says mobile ticketing is available to those who...Show More Summary

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

4 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

4 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

8 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...

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