LIRR Train Derailment

Catching up on transit news from the last few days, the world of rail transportation had another black eye over the weekend as a LIRR commuter train derailed after sideswiping a maintenance train just east of the New Hyde Park station. Sarah Maslin Nir & Emily Palmer of the New York Times has more: Thirty-three […]

Investments In LIRR Central Hubs

Catching up on some transit news, Gov. Cuomo announced the major investment of millions of dollars into projects for LIRR central hubs Hicksville & Jamaica. Here are the details via the press release I received: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced major capital investments to improve two key stations on the Long Island Rail Road’s […]

LIRR Labor Day 2016 Service Plan

Here is the Labor Day 2016 service plan for the Long Island Rail Road: MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide additional early afternoon trains from Penn Station on Friday, September 2 for customers planning an early getaway for the Labor Day Weekend. The additional trains will depart from Penn Station between 1:49 p.m. and […]

MTA Completes Some LIRR Track Laying

One of the big LIRR projects that will help a multitude of riders is the addition of an extra track on the Ronkonkoma line between Farmingdale & Ronkonkoma. When the project is completed fully, the agency will be able to provide every half hour service on the line compared to the hourly service provided now. […]

MTA eTix Debuts System Wide On LIRR

Two words can describe this next story, “ABOUT TIME” as the MTA has debuted its eTix mobile platform system wide on the LIRR. The platform enables customers on all LIRR lines to buy tickets on their phone & validate them for use before boarding the train. This will be a huge benefit when rushing for […]