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 …

2023: A Year of Triumph, Change for Huntington Residents

The year concluding at midnight brought its share of triumphs and tragedies to Huntington. Amid the fights over zoning, politics and parking struggles. it’s easy to overlook the stories of the many Huntington residents who put their hearts into making the lives of others easier, 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 …

LIRR Adding More Trains to Penn, Direct Service to Brooklyn

Service will increase  to Penn Station and more direct trains to Brooklyn will be added in September, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said Friday. The MTA said that the new schedules will mean more morning express service on the Huntington and Ronkonkoma branches. All but four Read More …

MTA to Add More Cars to Ease LIRR Train Overcrowding

The MTA is adding extra cars to crowded Long Island Rail Road trains, starting Monday, to address commuter complaints about overcrowding that arose last week with the opening of Grand Central Madison service. Gov. Kathy Hochul directed  the LIRR to increase rush hour service to Read More …

Update: Full Service to Grand Central Begins Monday

Full Long Island Rail Road service to Grand Central Madison will begin Monday. On Sunday afternoon, Gov. Kathy Hochul, Sen. Chuck Schumer, Suffolk County Executive  Steve Bellone and  MTA officials rode the train from Jamaica into Grand Central to celebrate the launch. The Metropolitan Transportation Read More …

Shuttle to Help Passengers Switch at LIRR Station

The Town of Huntington will provide limited shuttle service to assist Long Island Rail Road customers at the Huntington Station track because the north side elevator has been taken out of service. Passengers needing to move from one side of the tracks to the other Read More …

MTA Encourages Holiday Travelers to Use Rails, Not Roads

The Metropolian Transportation Authority is scheduling extra service  for those planning to travel for Thanksgiving. Trains and buses throughout the system will operate on special schedules on Wednesday through Sunday, with expanded railroad service on Wednesday afternoon, to accommodate the unique travel demands of Thanksgiving Read More …

MTA Names New LIRR Terminal, Plans to Offer Draft Timetables

More scheduling information is expected this week as the new Long Island Rail Road terminal that will be known as Grand Central Madison draws closer to completion, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said Tuesday. The name of the 700,000-square foot terminal, which will occupy space below Read More …