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Long Island Rail Road

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  • 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...
  • Service on 7 Line Suspended in Both Directions

    Service on 7 Line Suspended in Both Directions
    People getting out of work and hoping for a quick commute home are in for a surprise. Due to mechanical problems, there is no 7 train service in both directions from the 42nd Street- Times Square Station to the Flushing-Main Street Station. As an...
  • LIRR Engineer Suspended After Allegedly Allowing Passenger To Drive Rush Hour Train

    LIRR Engineer Suspended After Allegedly Allowing Passenger To Drive Rush Hour Train
    A Long Island Rail Road engineer has been suspended without pay after being accused of allowing a passenger to operate a train as it traveled west of Hicksville earlier this month. LIRR engineer Ronald Cabrera allowed the passenger to operate the train...
  • Witness Describes Seeing Passenger Drive Rush-Hour LIRR Train

    Witness Describes Seeing Passenger Drive Rush-Hour LIRR Train
    The man in the suit, after spending nearly 45 minutes inside the engineer's cab of a morning-rush hour Long Island Rail Road train, emerged and said jokingly to a fellow rider, "How'd I do?" said the MTA Police's key witness in the ongoing investigation...
  • Long Island Man Charged With Aiding Al Qaeda

    Long Island Man Charged With Aiding Al Qaeda
    A 26-year-old Long Island native, who traveled to Pakistan to train with the terrorist organization Al Qaeda, reportedly took part in a rocket attack against a United States base in Afghanistan back in September of 2008, according to court papers. Bryant...
  • 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...