LIRR

Mary Altaffer / AP

An MTA watchdog group says New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plans to transform Penn Station are “exciting,” but short on details. 

Richard Drew / AP

Infrastructure upgrades at Penn Station will mean fewer trains during rush hour for Long Island Rail Road passengers.

Seth Wenig / AP

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to hire 500 additional officers. The proposal comes as the MTA nears a budget deficit of nearly $1 billion in the next few years.

Seven Years Since Sandy, And LIRR Repairs Still Not Complete

Oct 29, 2019
Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

The head of the MTA, Patrick Foye, says the agency is still years away from completing its Superstorm Sandy-related repairs of the Long Island Rail Road.

One of the main projects still pending is the repair to the East River tunnels. They were flooded with millions of gallons of corrosive salt water when Sandy hit seven years ago this month.

Amtrak, which owns the tunnels used by the LIRR, says it’s not likely to have the design phase for the tunnel repairs completed until 2021. 

Next Generation LIRR Cars Already Behind Schedule

Oct 24, 2019
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The Long Island Rail Road says the rollout of the next generation of train cars has been delayed by six months.

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