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SMART GO 505 prepares to strike LIRR
SimonFollowing the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Jan. 15 announcement that it is rejecting a proposed series of wage increases for unionized employees on the Long Island Rail Road, SMART Transportation Division General Committee of Adjustment GO 505 has signaled that its...
LIRR commuters still waiting for trains
NEW YORK -- LIRR passengers suffered through a third day of transit headaches Wednesday with little immediate relief in sight, the New York Daily News reported. Railroad officials said trains ran at 75 percent capacity in the morning and 66% in the evening -- the result of a fire Monday in a...
LIRR to suspend service if snow reaches 10 inches
NEW YORK -- It's unlikely given the forecast, but the Long Island Rail Road is prepared to halt service throughout the system tomorrow as part of its new policy for dealing with severe weather, Web site www.ny1.com reported. The railroad says it may shut down train service when 10 or more...
LIRR conductor to return wallet with $3000
NEW YORK -- A Long Island Rail Road conductor who found a wallet containing $2,830 in cash will return it to its owner Thursday, railroad officials said. The railroad said the handover will take place at a noon news conference scheduled to be held at the Lost and Found office in Penn...
LIRR back on track after storm
The winter storm may have passed, but by no means is New York in the clear yet. Most parts of the tri-state area are still digging out, WABC reports. Long Island Rail Road workers are continuing to remove ice and snow from the tracks. Commuters should still expect some delays.Train service...
Long Island Rail Road praised for outreach
The Long Island Rail Road's complex signal-and-switch modernization project went off without a hitch over the weekend, and along the way LIRR officials said they learned valuable lessons on how to get out the word about service disruptions, Newsday reports. The final phase of the $60-million...
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