Long island rail road
MTA renames East Side Access project 'Grand Central Madison,' as completion date nears
The new terminal, which sits more than 100 feet underground, has escalators and elevators that will bring riders to exits that run from 38th to 50th Street along Madison Avenue.
May 31, 6:04 PM
Penn Station 'head knockers' are coming down
These low-hanging beams are what makes the Long Island Rail Road concourse feel so "dungeon-like" according to MTA chairman Janno Lieber.
Mar 9, 11:55 AM
MTA says fare-capping for OMNY could become permanent, if it’s popular
The agency is also rolling out discounts for commuter rail riders later this month. Monthly Long Island Railroad and Metro-North passes are being sold for 10% off, and users who purchase 20 peak-hour tickets will get 20% off as well.
Feb 7, 5:04 PM
MTA’s OMNY Rollout Delayed By 15 Months
Still, despite delays in rolling out some features, the MTA reported a quarter of subway and bus riders now pay for their trip with the contactless payment system.
Jan 24, 6:31 PM
New Law Requires MTA "To Consider Bicycle And Pedestrian Access" At Bridges And Stations
Governor Kathy Hochul signed the legislation, which is to promote cycling and pedestrian access at bridges and stations, on Tuesday.
Dec 29, 2021 9:41 AM
Photos: Major Construction Completed At East Side Access, Still On Schedule For 2022
The huge project underneath Grand Central Terminal would provide an East Side connection to Long Island Rail Road.
May 28, 2021 3:14 PM
LIRR Wants To Be First In North America With Battery-Powered Commuter Trains
The railroad hopes to have the trains running on two branches after an eight month pilot.
Apr 19, 2021 4:07 PM
Audit Finds LIRR Workers Racked Up Overtime With Driving Times To And From The Job
Four foremen earned $146,800 in extra pay in 2018 for the drive times, according to the IG's report.
Oct 17, 2019 9:59 AM
Looking For Your Chainsaw? It’s At Penn Station’s New Lost & Found
About 20,000 items make their way to the Lost and Found each year.
Oct 16, 2019 10:59 AM
LIRR Riders Have Possibly Been Exposed To Measles, Health Department Warns
The infected person rode the Long Island Rail Road into Manhattan several times this month.
Sep 20, 2019 11:57 AM
See The MTA's New Pride Logo On The 1 Train (And Get Your WorldPride MetroCard While Supplies Last)
There are 500,000 WorldPride MetroCards available at 19 stations.
Updated: Jun 28, 2019 9:36 AM
Vehicle Struck By LIRR Trains May Have Been Fleeing Earlier Crash, Witness Tells Police
The vehicle's drive apparently tried to 'beat the gate,' only to be struck by both an eastbound and a westbound train car.
Updated: Feb 27, 2019 4:14 PM
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