Long Island Rail Road

Crews ready for final leg of LIRR third track expansion project

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) announced eastbound service between New Hyde Park and Westbury will experience changes in August and September as crews begin incorporating the newly built third track to the LIRR Main Line by demolishing temporary platforms and completing track and signal systems work and testing.

MTA’s new substation will enable future growth of the LIRR

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Construction & Development has announced it has completed the replacement of a 40-year-old electrical substation in New Cassel, one of eight along the Long Island Rail Road Main Line corridor being replaced or upgraded as part of the LIRR Expansion Project between Floral Park and Hicksville.

MTA ridership continues to rise, reaches new pandemic record

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that the New York City Subway, Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad have reached pandemic ridership records, with 2,239,500 trips on the New York City Subway (including 3,823 on the Staten Island Railway), 101,600 LIRR, and 83,100 Metro-North trips recorded on Friday, May 7. New York City Buses reached a pandemic high one day earlier, on Thursday, May 6, of 1,245,629.