LIRR Thanksgiving 2016 Service Plan

Here is the Thanksgiving 2016 service plan for the MTA Long Island Rail Road: Off-Peak Fares in Effect Thursday thru Sunday As a holiday bonus, the LIRR will offer tickets at off-peak prices over the four-day weekend Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24 through Sunday, November 27. Additionally, the Railroad’s Family Fare Discount will be in […]

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. […]