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Long Island Rail Road

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  • Off-Duty NYPD Cop Accused Of Showing Gun On Train

    Off-Duty NYPD Cop Accused Of Showing Gun On Train
    Authorities say an off-duty New York City police officer who displayed a handgun while trying to quiet unruly passengers on a train has been arrested and suspended without pay. Metropolitan Transportation Authority police say Officer David Hendrick on...
  • MTA May Cut LI Bus Service, Raise Fares On LIRR

    MTA May Cut LI Bus Service, Raise Fares On LIRR
    The doors may soon close on tens of thousands of Long Island bus riders. The cash strapped MTA is considering putting the brakes on its funding for Nassau County buses. "This is my only source of transportation," an upset Eugene Johnson told PIX 11...
  • MTA Dismisses Mocker Report, Posts New Six-Figure Job

    MTA Dismisses Mocker Report, Posts New Six-Figure Job
    One day after PIX 11 News reporter Greg Mocker suggested a way the MTA could save $1 million, the authority shrugged off his report -- and posted a new $146,000 job at the Long Island Railroad. The advertisement for a Chief Information Officer at the...
  • Cops: 2 Bodies Found In Suicide Victim's Home

    Cops: 2 Bodies Found In Suicide Victim's Home
    An East Northport man killed himself by jumping in front of a Long Island Rail Road train Wednesday afternoon, PIX 11 News has learned. Scott Maxwell hopped in front of the eastbound train at the intersection of Laurel Road and Lorraine Court at 1:10 a....
  • LIRR Anticipates Restoration of Morning Rush Hour Service

    LIRR Anticipates Restoration of Morning Rush Hour Service
    The LIRR anticipates the restoration of AM rush hour service to Penn Station through Jamaica with some cancellations possible. However, service on the Port Washington Branch remains suspended and may not be restored by the morning rush. Port Washington...
  • Mocker: Bad Timing for MTA to Purchase Pocket Watches?

    Mocker: Bad Timing for MTA to Purchase Pocket Watches?
    Friday morning, 200 transit workers will be getting pink slips. As they turn in their badges and uniforms, the MTA is standing by a tradition of giving pocket watches to Metro North retirees. PIX 11 News Reporter Greg Mocker learned of the procurement...
  • Double Decker Trains Headed To Metro North

    Double Decker Trains Headed To Metro North
    The Metro-North is considering the purchase of double decker trains in 2015 to ease the overcrowding on their Harlem and Hudson lines. The double decker trains would cost Metro North the same if they were to purchase single-level trains, but would...
  • Members Of Congress Concerned About LIRR Safety

    Members Of Congress Concerned About LIRR Safety
    Five members of Congress are worried about safety on the Long Island Rail Road. The U.S. Representatives from Long Island wrote a letter to Jay Walder at MTA Headquarters. "As a matter of public safety," they write, "We ask that the MTA does not lay...
  • Long Island Railroad Provides Additional Service For Religious Holidays

    Long Island Railroad Provides Additional Service For Religious Holidays
    Long Island Rail Road is providing extra service on the Babylon, Far Rockaway, Port Jefferson and Port Washington branches on Tuesday and Good Friday. The extra service begins from 2-4pm departing from Penn Station in Manhattan. The Babylon and Port...
  • LIRR Estimates $52M in Further Cutbacks

    LIRR Estimates $52M in Further Cutbacks
    The president of the Long Island Rail Road says an estimated $52 million in cuts the LIRR must make could mean a reduction in the number of train cars and changes in certain work rules. LIRR President Helena Williams told the Long Island Regional...
  • Weekend Service Distruption On Long Island Railroad's Hempstead Branch

    Weekend Service Distruption On Long Island Railroad's Hempstead Branch
    Beginning Saturday the Long Island Rail Road's, Hempstead branch is suspended in both directions for a track work in the Queens Village area. Shuttle bus service will be provided for riders. This will also reduce service on the Port Jefferson and...
  • MTA To Hold Garage Sale

    MTA To Hold Garage Sale
    The cash-strapped MTA is getting rid of the stuff is doesn't need by throwing a garage sale. The agency will save money and help the environment by selling or recycling everything from old train signs to unearthed dirt. The MTA stripped its vintage buses...