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UPDATE: The strike has been called off after an agreement was made between the LIRR unions and the MTA. On Sunday at 12:01AM, LIRR workers have vowed to strike if the MTA management doesn’t offer them a contract, potentially affecting over 300,000 commuters and the local economy. The state comptroller estimates a loss of about […]

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Fresh off of news that the opening 7 Train extension will be pushed back several months comes another MTA delay: the East Side Access plan, which would bring LIRR service across town to Grand Central Station, could remain unopened until 2023. Originally, the project was slated for completion by the end of last year. In […]

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There’s no explanation yet for why this guy was riding through Queens on top of an LIRR train Sunday morning. Indiana Jones impersonation? Dodging the fare? Pushing himself to the edge in order to simply feel something in this cold, unforgiving world? No word on whether he was apprehended by the cops, either. Watch the (very short) […]

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The MTA released this video to commemorate the end of blasting in the decades-long East Side Access project, which will eventually extend Long Island Railroad Service into Penn Station. After about 40 seconds of montage peppered with stats about the massive tunnel-clearing undertaking–2,424 explosions, 200 blast holes drilled–you’re treated to footage of a glorious dynamite […]

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In 2010, with lots of pomp and fanfare, the LIRR’s newly renovated Atlantic Terminal Pavilion was opened in Downtown Brooklyn at a cost of about $108 million. The terminal–built out of limestone, granite and glass–was touted by the MTA as a shining jewel of the commuter rail system. Meanwhile, two stops away, the East New […]

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Just when you thought nothing could be worse than having to cram into one of the LIRR’s cattle cars at 6AM, comes this video that shows a group of people, but specifically a young lady, making an already hellish ride even hellier. In a situations like these, violence is almost warranted. […]

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On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a press release about the bill he signed, that prohibits smoking on all MTA platforms, including the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North—there’s already an existing ban on NYC subway platforms. However, two key pieces of information were missing that many media outlets didn’t bother to ask: […]

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Today it’s all about the trains. First, the good news: New York is slated to get a chunk of federal dollars to develop high speel rail in the area. Now all the bad news: Senator Chuck Schumer wants to take the “no fly” list, a problematic system used by the airlines, and apply it to […]

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The MTA did a customer survey and astoundingly, 89% of the people-drones who ride the LIRR are “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with their commuter trains reports Newsday. The number was slightly higher for Metro-North at around 93%, although riders of both railroads admit the bathrooms are dirty-dirty. Comparatively, they were not “satisfied” with subway service. […]

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From 8:00 PM, Wednesday through 5:00 AM, Thursday, MTA police will enforce a no liquor policy on all LIRR trains and platforms. You’ve been warned. […]

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