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 …

LIRR Schedules to Change for Work on Upgrades

New Long Island Rail Road schedules will take effect May 23, with significant changes on several lines. The new schedules include changes to off-peak and peak trains to allow completion¬† of work on the Main Line Expansion Project and other major improvement projects such as Read More …

LIRR Says Schedule Changes in Store for the Weekend

Special timetables will be in effect on all branches of the Long Island Rail Road, starting at 8pm Friday, while new switches are installed as part of the LIRR Expansion Project. On Friday evening, some trains, especially on the Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma branches, will Read More …

Whitman Graduate to Run LIRR

Catherine Rinaldi, a Walt Whitman graduate, will be running the Long Island Rail Road for at least the rest of the year, after LIRR president Phillip Eng announced his resignation last week. Rinaldi, who graduated from Whitman in 1981, is president of Metro-North, which she Read More …

Huntington LIRR Crossings to Close for Repaving

The Long Island Rail Road will temporarily shut down some track crossings in Huntington next week for repaving. Tuesday, 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. West Rogues Path Crossing will be repaved and closed to road traffic. During those hours, drivers can use Oakwood Road/East Gate Drive for Read More …

LIRR Restores Trains, Posts New Timetable

The Long Island Rail Road is restoring 10 trains starting Monday. It is also issuing new timetables effective the same day, which are good until July. The trains were cut or diverted to accommodate Amtrak work at Penn Station. http://web.mta.info/lirr/Timetable/Branch2/PortJeffersonBranch.pdf   LIRR Crossing Work Underway Read More …

Birchwood Student Murals Dedicated at LIRR Overpass

Elected officials, South Huntington school representatives, students and parents cut the ribbon Saturday on murals adorning the walls under the LIRR underpass on Route 110. The murals, reflecting life around Huntington, have been taking shape for months, bringing color to a previously drab space. Among Read More …

LIRR Crossings Getting Safety Upgrade

Devices meant to improve safety are showing up at Long Island Rail Road crossings in Huntington. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is partnering with Waze to alert drivers that they are nearing a rail crossing. The agency said the partnership results from its review of safety Read More …

Weekend Service Reduced on LIRR

Long Island Rail Road service between Penn Station and Huntington will be reduced to hourly this weekend because of trackwork. The LIRR ssaid it is testing a new signal system designed to support East Side Access at Harold Interlocking in Queens, a pivotal step in Read More …