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 …

LIRR Putting On Extra Trains for Thanksgiving Travel

The Long Island Rail Road will add extra trains, starting Wednesday, for the Thanksgiving weekend. On Wednesday,  between 12:46 PM and 4:06 PM, the following extra trains will depart from Penn Station: Port Jefferson Branch 2:08 PM train to Jamaica, Mineola, local to Huntington. 2:26 PM train 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 …

Extra Trains on LIRR for Early Start for Holiday

The Long Island Rail Road is running three additional trains from Penn Station to Hicksville/Huntington for customers getting an early start on Independence Day. The extra trains to Huntington depart Penn at 2:08pm   and2:29pm. An extra train to Hicksville leaves Penn at 3:24pm. The three Read More …

Storm Brings Power Outages, Blocked Roads

A fast-moving, severe thunderstorm with high winds and rain came through Huntington Sunday afternoon, downing trees, closing streets and cutting power to several neighborhoods. PSEG-LI said that as of early Monday morning, approximately 23,834 of its 1.1 million customers across Long Island and the Rockaways Read More …

You Might Want to Skip the Huntington LIRR This Weekend

Major service charges are planned this weekend as the Long Island Rail Road replaces the Cherry Lane Bridge in Carle Place.  Demolition of the old span and installation of the new and improved bridge will require a 48-hour suspension of train service between Hicksville and Read More …

Residents Bring Concerns About LIPA, Early Voting

Two dozen concerned community members gathered at the South Huntington Public Library last week to discuss issues with elected officials. New York State Sen. Jim Gaughran and New York State Assemblyman Steve Stern appeared at the South Huntington-Huntington Station Civic Association “State of the State” Read More …

Extra Trains for Passover, Good Friday

On Friday, the Long Island Rail Road will operate eight extra trains from Penn Station between 2:08PM & 3:48PM for customers leaving early in observance of Passover and Good Friday. The extra trains will go to Babylon, Far Rockaway, Hicksville & Huntington. Huntington/Port Jefferson Branch Read More …

Opinion: RAIL Act Will Hold MTA Accountable

For far too long,  the Metropolitan Transit Authority has been a faceless organization, with Long Island Rail Road riders paying for overpriced tickets while receiving subpar service. For years, over three hundred thousand daily LIRR riders have been subjected to late or canceled trains, misinformation, Read More …