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Long Island Rail Road

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  • Tales from a nightmare commute

    They walked. They cycled. They carpooled. And they waited. They stood in two-hour lines to buy tickets for Long Island Rail Road trains. They waited on curbs for cabs, commuter vans or even strangers' cars. They negotiated vehicle checkpoints to cross...
  • Extra riders overwhelm LIRR service

    A crush of commuters swamped the Long Island Rail Road Tuesday morning with thousands waiting for hours to board trains in Jamaica, riders showing up in the predawn to buy tickets in Forest Hill and a sea of passengers jamming Penn Station in the...
  • Sun sets on transit strike

    To the relief of millions of commuters, the city's transit workers' union ended its 2 1/2-day strike, and bus and subway employees began returning to work. "This was a big test for this city, and I think it passed with flying colors," Mayor Bloomberg...
  • Scenes from a strike

    It might have been tough to find any winners in the transit strike yesterday unless you counted Alfred Carallo, a furniture maker whose one-bedroom apartment in Queens faces -- and virtually kisses -- the elevated No. 7 line, stilled by the transit...
  • Mediators made the difference

    A veteran government official and two private labor mediators with close union ties were instrumental in getting the transit talks back on track, several officials said Thursday. The trio was led by Richard Curreri, the director of conciliation at the...
  • Angry rhetoric and big fines on first day of strike

    The New York City transit strike entered its second day Wednesday as lawyers for the city and state looked to the courts to dole out more punishment against union leaders, and commuters piled into cabs and walked the streets in the blistering cold. New...