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Long Island Rail Road

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  • Service on 7 Line Suspended in Both Directions

    Service on 7 Line Suspended in Both Directions
    People getting out of work and hoping for a quick commute home are in for a surprise. Due to mechanical problems, there is no 7 train service in both directions from the 42nd Street- Times Square Station to the Flushing-Main Street Station. As an...
  • LIRR Engineer Suspended After Allegedly Allowing Passenger To Drive Rush Hour Train

    LIRR Engineer Suspended After Allegedly Allowing Passenger To Drive Rush Hour Train
    A Long Island Rail Road engineer has been suspended without pay after being accused of allowing a passenger to operate a train as it traveled west of Hicksville earlier this month. LIRR engineer Ronald Cabrera allowed the passenger to operate the train...
  • Witness Describes Seeing Passenger Drive Rush-Hour LIRR Train

    Witness Describes Seeing Passenger Drive Rush-Hour LIRR Train
    The man in the suit, after spending nearly 45 minutes inside the engineer's cab of a morning-rush hour Long Island Rail Road train, emerged and said jokingly to a fellow rider, "How'd I do?" said the MTA Police's key witness in the ongoing investigation...
  • Long Island Man Charged With Aiding Al Qaeda

    Long Island Man Charged With Aiding Al Qaeda
    A 26-year-old Long Island native, who traveled to Pakistan to train with the terrorist organization Al Qaeda, reportedly took part in a rocket attack against a United States base in Afghanistan back in September of 2008, according to court papers. Bryant...
  • A Young American's Journey Into Al Qaeda

    A Young American's Journey Into Al Qaeda
    Weeks after arriving in Pakistan on a flight from New York, Bryant Neal Vinas plunged into holy war: He volunteered to train for a suicide attack and fought in the wilds of Afghanistan. By the time he was captured in November, 14 months later, the Muslim...
  • Rider Claims Operator Let 8-Year-Old Drive Subway Train

    Rider Claims Operator Let 8-Year-Old Drive Subway Train
    The MTA has launched "a vigorous and thorough investigation" into an incident in which a subway rider claimed he saw a child behind the controls of a subway train, while the conductor watched on. Jules Cattie, an attorney who resides on the East Side,...
  • Stimulus Dollars To Fund $25.5 Million Revamp Of LIRR

    Stimulus Dollars To Fund $25.5 Million Revamp Of LIRR
    Governor David Paterson unveiled yesterday his plan to utilize $25.5 million in stimulus money to finance a new, environmentally-friendly Long Island Rail Road. Using money from the federal economic-recovery package, a train-washing station will be built...
  • Train Engineer, Passenger Who Operated LIRR Train Arrested

    Train Engineer, Passenger Who Operated LIRR Train Arrested
    A Long Island Railroad engineer and the passenger he let drive a train have been arrested following an MTA probe. Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice formally announced the arrest and criminal charges against the two individuals in a press...
  • Woman Sues LIRR After Detained For 'Fake' Ticket

    Woman Sues LIRR After Detained For 'Fake' Ticket
    A woman from Jericho has launched a $500,000 lawsuit against the Long Island Rail Road and Metropolitan Transportation Authority cops, claiming she was held for more than three hours after a conductor wrongfully accused her of using a counterfeit ticket....
  • Guide to getting around town

    From the airports Taxi: It may not be the most cost effective, but the most convenient way to get into town is to collect your bags and get in line for a taxi. From John F. Kennedy Airport, taxis are required to charge a flat fee to Manhattan of $45 plus...
  • Belmont Stakes patrons brave long lines, alcohol abuse

     
    I am embarrassed to admit it took 40 years as a New York sports fan and 25 as a New York sportswriter for me to set foot in Belmont Park. But I got there Saturday, and wrote a column about......
  • Nets still hope to open Barclays Center in 2010

     
    If I stopped blogging, watching sports on TV, listening to the radio and sleeping, I could do a bang-up job covering the financial nuances of the new sports palaces going up around Big Town . . . which theoretically is......