Long Island Rail Road

MTA service changes for President’s Day holiday
News Queens Courier Staff 2/17/2013 at 3:22PM

According to the MTA, the transit agency’s trains and buses will operate on special schedules in observance of Presidents’ Day on Monday. Subways and Buses On Monday, February 18, President’s Day, the MTA New York City subways and buses will operate on a Saturday schedule. Planned Service changes for Monday, February 18: The 5 train [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/25/2013 at 8:01AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Overcast with a chance of snow in the afternoon. High of 25F with a windchill as low as 0. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the SW in the afternoon. Chance of snow 40%. Friday night: Overcast with snow. Low of 19F with a windchill as low as 10. Winds [...]

MTA service changes for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
MTA service changes for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
News Queens Courier Staff 1/20/2013 at 1:33PM

On Monday, the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, New York City subways and Staten Island Railway will run on a regular schedule. In Queens, buses will run on a regular schedule, but will be no limited-stop service on the Q6, Q25 and Q65. The Long Island Rail Road will operate on a holiday schedule with [...]

MTA customers still satisfied, says annual survey
MTA customers still satisfied, says annual survey
News Cristabelle Tumola 9/25/2012 at 4:33PM

The results of the MTA 2012 Customer Satisfaction Survey are in, and riders remain pleased with all New York City transit options. Surveying 18,000 people, the agency found that the biggest jump in satisfaction was with the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) and Metro-North. The increase comes after last year’s drop that was likely due to [...]

With or without convention center, a push to revive Rockaway LIRR
With or without convention center, a push to revive Rockaway LIRR
News Terence M. Cullen 6/13/2012 at 10:43AM

Elected officials and advocates are campaigning for the revival of a long-closed LIRR line in the hopes that plans for the nation’s largest convention center at Aqueduct will not be derailed. Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder said the convention center delay — which will now wait until voters decide on gaming laws next November — could ultimately [...]

New elevators coming to Flushing LIRR
New elevators coming to Flushing LIRR
News Steve Mosco 3/05/2012 at 12:15PM

The Flushing Long Island Rail Road Station is getting a major “up”grade. Legislators and transit officials announced plans to install elevators at the station, a major development for the transportation hub. “As Flushing continues to grow, our infrastructure must grow to match,” said Senator Toby Ann Stavisky at the press conference on March 2. “These [...]

MTA Continues to Improve Customer Communications with Introduction of New Winter Weather Guide
News Toni Cimino 1/04/2012 at 11:52AM

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is continuing its efforts to improve customer communications with the introduction of the Winter Weather Guide.  Harsh winter weather may prevent some MTA services from operating normally, so the MTA has created a colorful and informative poster designed to alert riders to foul weather service changes.  The new Winter Weather [...]

LIRR a less noisy neighbor in Forest Hills
News Michael Pantelidis 1/03/2012 at 1:46PM

Residents of Forest Hills may be receiving relief from what they have described as a disastrously deafening din debilitating their daily lives. Members of the community who live near the local Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) station have complained that the noise created by the train’s door chimes and speaker announcements has been intrusive and [...]

Ride Safe pilot program a success
Ride Safe pilot program a success
News Melissa Chan 11/15/2011 at 9:35AM

Two months after its inception, transit officials have hailed the pilot Ride Safe Livery Stand program a success. The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) and Greater Jamaica Development Corporation (GJDC) — both instrumental figures in the stand’s creation — joined with other officials on Thursday, November 10 to celebrate the thriving launch [...]

Ride Safe Livery Stand pilot program hailed a success
Ride Safe Livery Stand pilot program hailed a success
News Melissa Chan 11/10/2011 at 1:30PM

Two months after its inception, transit officials have hailed the pilot Ride Safe Livery Stand program a success. The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) and Greater Jamaica Development Corporation (GJDC) — both instrumental figures in the stand’s creation — joined with other officials on Thursday, November 10 to celebrate the thriving launch [...]