Archive for August, 2010

Service Diversions 08-30-10

I have just updated the “Service Diversions” page by removing all of the work that just wrapped up at 5 AM this morning. The latest information for the upcoming week & beyond in some cases is at the forefront. Throughout the week, I will make minor updates on the page itself (no entries about it) […]

OPTO L Trains Have Mind Of Their Own

Over the last number of years, the MTA & Transport Workers Union Local 100 (TWU Local 100) has engaged in many individual battles in their entire war. One of the bigger ones had to do with the MTA looking to cut back on employees by having some trains run under “OPTO” service. The service which […]

LIRR Anticipates Normal Rush Hour Service

Service has been anything but normal on the Long Island Rail Road since last Monday’s fire at Hall Tower just east of Jamaica Station. Normal commutes for hundreds of thousands turned into absolute nightmares as a plethora of trains were canceled during both rush hour periods. Throughout the week it seemed hard to see a […]

Service Diversions 08-28-10

A few hours ago, I updated the “Service Diversions” page with the latest diversions for this weekend, next week, & beyond in some cases. The next update will be sometime after 5:01 AM Monday when all of the weekend diversions are removed & the ones for the week move up the list. LIRR riders do […]

LIRR Weekend Service Information

As expected, LIRR service is still affected after the fire at the Hall signal tower east of Jamaica Station. The agency sent out a press release a short while ago with complete details for their weekend service plans: The LIRR continues to make progress on repairing critical switching and signal equipment damaged in Monday’s fire […]