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Long Island Rail Road

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  • Power Problems Strand Northeast Commuters

    Power Problems Strand Northeast Commuters
    Power problems forced Amtrak and regional transit agencies to halt trains throughout the Northeast for more than an hour Tuesday during the middle of the morning rush, stranding travelers in an all-too-familiar refrain. Amtrak said low-voltage troubles...
  • Day 3 Of LIRR Service Disruptions

    Day 3 Of LIRR Service Disruptions
    Long Island Rail Road passengers are facing another tough day getting to work. Limited service is in effect for a third day Wednesday on the nation's largest commuter railroad. The railroad says to expect significant schedule changes and delays. As on...
  • LIRR Trains Running Through Stop Signals

    LIRR Trains Running Through Stop Signals
    The Long Island Railroad reported a spike in the number of trains running through stop signals so far this year. Already eight trains have gone through the stop signals in 2010, according to the LIRR. In all of 2009 five trains violated the rules and...
  • Memorial Day Weekend Getaway Is Underway

    Memorial Day Weekend Getaway Is Underway
    In an effort to help holiday travelers get on their way earlier this Memorial Day weekend, extra trains and buses will be operating out of Penn Station, Grand Central Station and the Port Authority Bus Terminal Friday. The Metropolitan Transportation...
  • What Else Does the MTA Have Up Its Sleeve?

    What Else Does the MTA Have Up Its Sleeve?
    As the MTA struggles to close its $400 million hole in the budget, PIX 11 News reporter Greg Mocker reviews a report on salaries and positions within the MTA. 74,708 people work for the various agencies within the MTA. The report was released last week...
  • MTA Budget Surprise: 13 Chauffeurs

    MTA Budget Surprise: 13 Chauffeurs
    Subways, buses and trains aren't the only vehicles in motion at the MTA. PIX 11 News reporter Greg Mocker discovered MTA cars are also rolling around town with chauffeurs at the wheel. While reviewing a list of more than 70,000 employees published by the...
  • Other Transit Hubs Vulnerable To LIRR Breakdown

    Other Transit Hubs Vulnerable To LIRR Breakdown
    A small electrical fire, like the one that crippled the Long Island Rail Road, could easily hobble Metro North or even the NYC Subway system if flames damaged the right station. Bloggers who focus on public transportation issues have been imagining...
  • LIRR CUSTOMERS ADVISED TO EXPECT CANCELED TRAINS, DELAYS FOR THURSDAY'S AM & PM RUSH HOURS, AUG. 26

    MEDIA ADVISORY: LIRR CUSTOMERS ARE ADVISED TO EXPECT CANCELED TRAINS, DELAYS FOR THURSDAY'S AM & PM RUSH HOURS, AUGUST 26 MTA Long Island Rail Road is advising customers to expect significant schedule changes and delays during Thursday's morning and...
  • Report Faults Former LIRR Leadership for Infrastructure Failure

    Report Faults Former LIRR Leadership for Infrastructure Failure
    A 2007 analysis of Long Island Rail Road infrastructure sharply criticized the antiquated switch and signal system that was crippled during Monday's electrical fire. Authored by a former president of Metro North, the report claims LIRR leaders missed a...
  • Day 4 Of LIRR Service Disruptions

    Day 4 Of LIRR Service Disruptions
    Long Island Rail Road passengers face Day 4 of major schedule changes and delays as repair work continues on a damaged switching tower. LIRR says 75 percent of its 144 trains will be running Thursday morning on the nation's largest commuter railroad....
  • LIRR Reports Weekend Service Changes

    LIRR Reports Weekend Service Changes
    The following is a media update from the Long Island Railroad concerning services changes this weekend as workers continue to repair and improve the infrastructure: "The LIRR continues to make progress on repairing critical switching and signal equipment...