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Long Island Rail Road

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  • 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....
  • Delays Plague LIRR After Snowy Weekend

    Delays Plague LIRR After Snowy Weekend
    The Long Island Rail Road resumed normal service Monday afternoon after commuters faced major travel problems this morning and over the weekend when a blizzard hit the area. The LIRR says there are scattered delays in both directions on the Babylon and...
  • Grand Central Terminal To Get New Entrance

    Grand Central Terminal To Get New Entrance
    Grand Central Terminal is getting a new entrance for Metro-North commuters and future Long Island Rail Road riders. The construction of the E. 47th St. entrance, between Park and Lexington Avenues, broke ground Monday as part of the East Side Access...
  • New MTA Chief Announces Major Overhaul Plans

    New MTA Chief Announces Major Overhaul Plans
    Jay Walder, the new chief executive of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, has marked his first 100 days in office by releasing a 24-page report outlining his plans for a major system overhaul on Friday. "We will do what every business in the...
  • A Plan To Turn Parking Lots Into Solar Carports

    A Plan To Turn Parking Lots Into Solar Carports
    In what appears to be the solar version of the proverbial "can't miss plan," Suffolk County is encouraging a project that would turn parking lots into solar power lots. Under the proposal, Suffolk would build solar panel carports at seven of its...
  • Ad Campaign Promoting Gay Acceptance Hits Long Island

    Ad Campaign Promoting Gay Acceptance Hits Long Island
    You won't see the mancrunch.com commercial during the Super Bowl, since the ad promoting a gay dating service was rejected. However, if you travel the roads or rails on Long Island, chances are you will see advertising promoting gay acceptance. The ads...
  • LIRR Cancels Some Trains, Adds Others in Wake of Storm

    LIRR Cancels Some Trains, Adds Others in Wake of Storm
    The Long Island Rail Road is gearing up for the big snow storm that is expected to dump more than 12-inches of snow in both Nassau and Suffolk counties on Wednesday. The LIRR is planning on adding extra trains from Penn Station and will also cancel...
  • LIRR Expected to Operate Normal Rush Hour Service Thursday

    LIRR Expected to Operate Normal Rush Hour Service Thursday
    Despite the nasty weather that continues to hit our area, the Long Island Rail Road experienced little to no problems during the morning and evening rush on Wednesday. Although the transit agency experienced low ridership -- a decline of nearly 43% --...
  • Man Struck, Killed by LIRR Train in Copiague

    Man Struck, Killed by LIRR Train in Copiague
    A man was fatally struck by an eastbound Long Island Rail Road train in Copiague early Thursday morning. According to MTA officials, the train involved in the accident left Penn Station at 11:36 p.m. and was due in Babylon at 12:53 a.m. The victim,...