Archive for January, 2008

LIRR Officially Announces Port Washington Branch Shuttle

Continuing with the topic of the train weekend disruptions, the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) issued a press release detailing the Port Washington Branch Shuttle schedule. The shuttle will serve subway customers affected by the suspension of service on the . Here is the press release courtesy of the MTA: ¬†REGULAR PORT WASHINGTON WEEKEND SERVICE […]

7 Train Disruptions To Last Up To 5 Weekends

As you have most likely heard by now, weekend service on the 7 line will be in complete shambles due to a major capital project involving the installation of new signaling and track switches. I am posting the press release to continue with the flow of updating the blog with the most recent news. Here […]

LIRR Commuters Campaign President Calls Out The LIRR

I applaud LIRR Commuters Campaign President Peter Haynes who I feel accurately called out The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) in a letter he recently sent to Newsday: LIRR’s inflated sense of service When a self-grading organization like the LIRR continually gives itself an “A” at the same time most commuters give it less than […]

MTA & Commuter Advocates Have A Transit Wish List

9 days ago Marlene Naanes of AMNY wrote an article about the MTA & other transit advocates having a wish list as the deadline approaches for the submission of the 5 year capital plan to the state. Here is the article courtesy of AMNY: As New York barrels into 2008, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and […]

Speaking Of Records, The LIRR Sets One As Well

¬† LIRR train entering Woodside;¬† Resized photo courtesy of Eye On Transit In my previous entry, I discussed the ridership record set by the Metro-North in 2007. Not to be left out in the cold, the MTA announced that the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) set one as well. Unlike their commuter counterpart, the Long […]