LIRR to Offer ‘Summer Saturday’ Discount Fares

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will ofer “Summer Saturday” fares again this year, providing discounts for Long Island Rail Road travel. The program allow monthly ticketholders to travel anywhere the railroads go and bring friends or family for just $1 each. The Summer Saturday discount program Read More …

Daily Rates, Parking App at LIRR Lots

Daily parking passes will be priced at $12 a day at the Greenlawn, Cold Spring Harbor and Northport LIRR stations as of April 15. The town announced several changes last week, including a requirement that customers use the Passport App to pay for daily parking Read More …

Audit Faults LIRR on Storm Preparations

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli criticized the Long Island Rail Road’s storm preparations on Wednesday, and said that the railroad needed to do better in the fuure. The audit found the LIRR delayed a critical weather-related systemwide risk assessment of its infrastructure for over a Read More …

MTA Survey Shows Slight Improvement Over Spring

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority released the results of a survey Monday that showed some improvement in opinions about the LIRR since the first days of the opening of Grand Central Madison. But the survey shows that riders still rate the railroad lower than before GCM Read More …

Huntington Restores Elevator Service at LIRR Station

The Town of Huntington restored elevator service Friday at the Long Island Rail Road station. “This was an ongoing problem for many years,” Supervisor Ed Smyth said. Because of sporadic problems with the elevator over the years, the town shut down service completely last January, Read More …

Huntington/Port Jeff Branch Busiest for LIRR

The Huntington/Port Jefferson branch recorded the most trips in the Long Island Rail Road system this year, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said this week. The branch had 10.8 million trips, according to the report. The report also said that the LIRR station with the most Read More …

Letter: Penn Station Upgrades Don’t Protect LIRR Commuters

There is nothing to celebrate concerning opening of the new $600 million 7th Avenue 32nd Street Penn Station Entrance. Just like previous investments including the $1.6 billion Moynihan¬†Station, $300 million West End Concourse and $600 million 7th Avenue¬† 33rd Street Entrance and enlarged Main Concourse Read More …

New Acting President Named for LIRR

Rob Free was named acting president of the Long Island Rail Road Thursday, succeeding Catherine Rinaldi, a Huntington native, who served as interim president for the last year and a half. Rinaldi will continue as Metro-North Railroad president and will also serve as senior adviser, Read More …

Man Killed by Train in Huntington

An unidentified person was struck and killed by a Long Island Rail Road train early Sunday morning, the MTA said. The MTA said that “an unauthorized male” was struck at the Lake Road railroad crossing in Huntington. MTA Police are investigating. No criminality is suspected Read More …