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Long Island Rail Road

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  • LIRR Weekend Schedule Changes

    LIRR Weekend Schedule Changes
    Track work will lead to some big changes on the Long Island Rail Road this weekend. One of the Main Line tracks will be out of service for upgrades between New Hyde Park and Hicksville, according to the LIRR. There will be schedule changes and...
  • 9 People Shot In Front Of Empire State Building, Gunman And 1 Other Dead

    9 People Shot In Front Of Empire State Building, Gunman And 1 Other Dead
    A gunman was fatally shot by police after opening fire near the Empire State Building in midtown Manhattan. Nine people were hit in the crossfire, and one of the victims was declared dead at the scene. The shooting occurred at 9:03 a.m., and began near...
  • Cement Truck Collides With School Bus Leaving One Dead, Several Injured

    Cement Truck Collides With School Bus Leaving One Dead, Several Injured
    An accident between a school bus and a cement truck in Nassau County has killed one person and left multiple people injured, according to police. The collision occurred around 2:30 p.m. Monday afternoon at the intersection of Oyster Bay Rd. and...
  • Gun Control Debate Follows Colorado Massacre, But Few Follow The Money

    Gun Control Debate Follows Colorado Massacre, But Few Follow The Money
    A four-year-old boy shot and killed in the Bronx, a massacre in Colorado. High profile debacles re-ignited a debate over gun control both locally and federally. After countless decades of debate, lawmakers have yet to design a gun policy that doesn't...
  • Spring Snowstorm Slams Northeast, Up to 16" Possible

    Spring Snowstorm Slams Northeast, Up to 16" Possible
    A large snowstorm came barreling through the Northeast on Monday, threatening to drop 16 inches in some areas and frustrate commuters. By Monday morning, Newfield, New York, was reporting 10 inches of snow, while Ridgebury, Pennsylvania, had 8 inches....
  • LIRR To Ban Booze On Overnight Weekend Trains

    LIRR To Ban Booze On Overnight Weekend Trains
    In an effort to curb out-of-control, intoxicated passengers traveling on the Long Island Rail Road, officials announced plans Monday to ban alcohol on overnight weekend trains departing Penn Station. The booze-ban pilot program, which will affect...
  • Al Qaeda Targeted Walmart, Long Island Rail Road

    Al Qaeda Targeted Walmart, Long Island Rail Road
    A Long Island-raised former truck driver--who quit the U.S. Army and later joined Al Qaeda--gave shocking testimony Monday that he suggested bombing Long Island Railroad commuter trains and Walmart locations during discussions with a senior member of Al...
  • Subway Bomb Case Goes To Jury

    Subway Bomb Case Goes To Jury
    An anonymous jury--its members known only by numbers--started deliberating Monday the terror conspiracy case against 28 year old Adis Medunjanin of Flushing, Queens. Medunjanin is charged in the plot to bomb New York City subway cars in September 2009....
  • Metrolink's grim national record

    Metrolink has amassed the most fatalities among commuter railroads of similar size in the United States over the last decade, a statistic boosted in part by three deadly train collisions in the past five years, according to federal reports. -------------...
  • Corrected: Railroad deaths

    Number of reported fatalities from all causes (auto collisions, pedestrians hit, yard accidents, derailments, etc.) on major commuter rail systems from 1999 to Saturday. (Note: this chart is corrects a previously published version) Railroad, location...
  • MTA Passes Major Fare Hike

    MTA Passes Major Fare Hike
    The MTA board voted Monday to rescind the massive fare hikes previously adopted in their "doomsday" budget, and to instead implement a 10 percent increase this year, and another 7.5 percent in 2011 and 2013. The board will vote later this month at a...