Long Island Rail Road - NBC New York
Long Island Rail Road

Long Island Rail Road

Your guide to navigating summer commutes through NY Penn

Monday, May 14, 2018

Amtrak Will Likely Seek a 2nd Round of Penn Repairs in 2018

Amtrak Will Likely Seek a 2nd Round of Penn Repairs in 2018

This summer's overhaul of the tracks below Penn Station has gone so smoothly that an Amtrak official said the transit agency is more likely than ever to push for future repairs next year — that means more fixes...

Monday, Jan 8, 2018

PATH, NJ Transit Back on Schedule After Nightmare AM Commute

PATH, NJ Transit Back on Schedule After Nightmare AM Commute

PATH and NJ Transit service is back on schedule, hours after a series of mishaps brought on suspensions and delays on the two transit systems that ferry thousands of commuters between the Garden State and...

Sunday, Jan 7, 2018

Commuters Brace for 2nd Round of Repairs at Penn Station

Commuters Brace for 2nd Round of Repairs at Penn Station

New York train commuters are bracing for a second round of track repairs at Penn Station that will cause some service changes.

Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017

Trains Back to Normal After Penn Station Repairs

Trains Back to Normal After Penn Station Repairs

Full service has resumed on commuter rail lines into New York's Penn Station after a two-month repair project. New Jersey Transit, Long Island Rail Road and Amtrak trains resumed their normal schedules on...

Saturday, Sep 2, 2017

Penn Station Commuters Say 'Summer of Hell' Wasn't That Bad

Penn Station Commuters Say 'Summer of Hell' Wasn't That Bad

It was billed as the "summer of hell." Thankfully, it was more like the summer of "meh," New York rail commuters say.

Thursday, Aug 31, 2017

Amtrak: Penn Repairs Done, Rebuilding of Bathrooms to Come

Amtrak: Penn Repairs Done, Rebuilding of Bathrooms to Come

Amtrak officials said Thursday that the summer repair work at Penn Station is done following a nearly two-month overhaul, infamously dubbed the "summer of hell," that forced rairloads that share the busy transit...

Thursday, Aug 24, 2017

LIRR, NJ Transit Returning to Normal Schedule

LIRR, NJ Transit Returning to Normal Schedule

The MTA said it will resume regular weekday service for the Long Island Rail Road on the day after Labor Day.

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017

Majority of LIRR Riders Dissatisfied With Service: Survey

Majority of LIRR Riders Dissatisfied With Service: Survey

A newly released poll of Long Island Rail Road commuters found that a considerable majority are dissatisfied not only with overall service, but with on-time train performance, overcrowded conditions and the...

Friday, Aug 18, 2017

Amtrak Official: Penn Station Repairs Ahead of Schedule

Amtrak Official: Penn Station Repairs Ahead of Schedule

With just two weeks to go until a deadline for major repairs at Penn Station, an Amtrak official said the railroad agency is ahead of schedule and “absolutely” expects full service to be returned by the day...

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017

LIRR Rider Goes on Tirade Amid Rush-Hour Meltdown

LIRR Rider Goes on Tirade Amid Rush-Hour Meltdown

Long Island Rail Road riders were mired in yet another commute nightmare during both the morning and evening rush hours Tuesday, and one frustrated passenger let loose on an employee amid the transit mess, video...

ABOUT US
Your guide to navigating summer commutes through NY Penn
Top Stories
Asbestos-Lined Steam Pipe Explodes, 49 Buildings Evacuated
Asbestos-Lined Steam Pipe Explodes, 49 Buildings Evacuated

An asbestos-lined, 86-year-old steam pipe exploded in the heart of the Flatiron District Thursday, forcing the evacuation of more than four dozen buildings amid "real concern" carcinogenic debris thrown stories...

Major Transit, Traffic Disruptions Due to Steam Pipe Blast
Major Transit, Traffic Disruptions Due to Steam Pipe Blast

A steam pipe explosion in the Flatiron District caused major transit disruptions in Manhattan Thursday morning.

Doorman Feels 'Shake' Before Terrifying Steam Pipe Explosion
Doorman Feels 'Shake' Before Terrifying Steam Pipe Explosion

An asbestos-lined, 86-year-old steam pipe exploded in the heart of the Flatiron District Thursday morning, blowing a crater in Fifth Avenue, sending smoke and mud spewing over the block and terrifying local...

New Details in Near-Simultaneous NY Shark Attacks on 2 Kids
New Details in Near-Simultaneous NY Shark Attacks on 2 Kids

The head of the state's Department of Environmental Conservation has been ordered to lead a multi-agency investigation into the near-simultaneous shark attacks on two children at Long Island shores about 4...

What's Really Under NYC Streets? Steam Pipe Facts & Figures
What's Really Under NYC Streets? Steam Pipe Facts & Figures

A pipe explosion in the Flatiron District shut down a heavy traffic and tourist area during Thursday's morning rush hour. And it may stay that way for days.The sudden explosion sent thick steam billow...