Coronavirus Update: IRS Pushes Back Tax Deadline; LIRR, Some Businesses Set No-Cash Policies

The deadline for filing taxes has been pushed back to July 15 from April 15, the IRS announced Friday morning.  “We are moving Tax Day from April 15 to July 15,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. “All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time Read More …

LIRR Warns of Delays on Port Jefferson Line Saturday

Service will be interrupted Saturday on the Long Island Rail Road in Westbury, Carle Place and New Hyde Park. The railroad will divert service from the Main Line to the South Shore.  The Long Island Rail Road recommended avoiding trains on the Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma Read More …

MTA To Remove and Replace Pedestrian Bridge at Station

The Town of Huntington said Wednesday that the eastern pedestrian bridge at the LIRR station will be demolished by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority because of unsafe conditions. In October, the town announced that the bridge connecting the north and south parking garages would be temporarily Read More …

Weekend Rail Changes, Resumption of Amtrak Work at Penn

 Service on the Long Island Rail Road will be suspended Saturday  will be suspended between New Hyde Park and Hicksville because of switch installation work. The LIRR recommends travelers avoid the Ronkonkoma, Huntington/Port Jefferson & Oyster Bay Branches on Saturday. Instead, use the Hempstead Branch, Read More …

Switch Work to Suspend Some Trains This Weekend

Train service will be suspended Saturday between New Hyde Park & Hicksville for switch replacement work, the Long Island Rail Road said Friday.  On Sunda, service between Penn Station and Huntington will be reduced  to hourly due to switch replacement work, while trains between Huntington Read More …

MTA Adds Lactation Space at Penn Station

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has added space for lactation purposes at Penn Station. The pod, the first in the MTA system, is located in the customer waiting room at Penn for women who want to breastfeed or pump. The LIRR also announced that this weekend, Read More …

Projects Force Changes in LIRR Schedules

New timetables take effect on Monday for all Long Island Rail Road branches. Summer track improvement projects to improve service reliability require temporary changes to train departure times systemwide. For details, pick up a new timetable for your branch or click on link below. https://mymtaalerts.com/m?B6492 Read More …