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Encyclopedia > Long Island Rail Road
Long Island Rail Road
System map
Reporting marks LI
Locale Long Island, New York
Dates of operation 1836 – present
(PRR-operated from 1928 to 1949)
Track gauge ft 8½ in (1435 mm) (standard gauge)
Headquarters Jamaica, New York

The Long Island Rail Road or LIRR (often referred to as the "L-I-double-R") is a commuter rail system serving the length of Long Island, New York, United States. It is the busiest commuter railroad in North America, servicing around 81 million passengers each year, and the oldest US railroad still operating under its original name. There are 124 stations on the LIRR, and more than 700 miles (1100 km) of track[1] on its two lines to the two forks of the island and eight major branches. Each weekday, the LIRR provides more than 282,410 rides to customers.[2] It is publicly owned by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which has styled it MTA Long Island Rail Road. The Leeds Inner Ring Road ia a motorway in Leeds, West Yorkshire in the United Kingdom. ... Lirr is the Oeridian goddess of Prose, Poetry, Literature, and Art in the World of Greyhawk campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. ... From an image that had been on [1]. Originally uploaded as Image:Mta long island rr logo. ... Image File history File links LIRR_map. ... Reporting marks on two CP Rail covered hoppers passing Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, June 20, 2004. ... This article is about the island in New York State. ... “NY” redirects here. ... 1893 map The Pennsylvania Railroad (AAR reporting mark PRR) was an American railroad that was founded in 1846 and merged in 1968 into Penn Central Transportation. ... Rail gauge is the distance between two rails of a railroad. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter, symbol mm) is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ... As railways developed and expanded one of the key issues to be decided was that of the rail gauge (the distance between the two rails of the track) which should be used. ... “NY” redirects here. ... A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ... This article is about the island in New York State. ... “NY” redirects here. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... A government corporation or government-owned corporation is a legal entity created by a government to exercise some of the powers of the government. ... The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is a public benefit corporation responsible for public transportation in the State of New York. ...


In addition to commuter trains, the LIRR runs trains for travelers to eastern Long Island, including the famous express Cannonball to the Hamptons, operated since the 1890s. The Montauk Branch is a rail line and service owned and operated by the Long Island Rail Road in the U.S. state of New York. ... The Hamptons, shown highlighted The Hamptons refers specifically to the towns of Southampton and East Hampton on the South Fork, Suffolk County, New York on the east end of Long Island, in Suffolk County, New York. ...


Freight service on the system has been operated by the New York and Atlantic Railway since 1997, including three freight-only branches and Bay Ridge Yard in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. An electric container freight train Freight wagons filled with limestone await unloading, at sidings in Rugby, England An SP freight train west of Chicago in 1992. ... The New York & Atlantic Railway (AAR reporting mark NYA) is a short line railroad formed in 1997 to provide freight service over the tracks of the Long Island Railroad, a public commuter rail agency which had decided to privatize its freight operations. ... Bay Ridge is a neighborhood in the southwest corner of the New York City borough of Brooklyn, USA. It is bound by 65th Street on the north, Interstate 278 on the east, and the Belt Parkway-Shore Road on the west. ...


The current LIRR logo combines the circular MTA logo with the text "Long Island Rail Road", and appears on the sides of trains. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Contents

Terminals

LIRR concourse at Penn Station
LIRR concourse at Penn Station

The LIRR has three western (New York City) terminals. Download high resolution version (3008x2000, 701 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (3008x2000, 701 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Exterior view circa 1911. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


Pennsylvania Station, in Midtown Manhattan, is the busiest of the three, serving almost 500 daily trains.[1] It is reached via the Amtrak-owned East River Tunnels (the only LIRR-used trackage not owned by the LIRR) from the Main Line in Long Island City. The New York City Subway's 34th Street–Penn Station (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line) and 34th Street–Penn Station (IND Eighth Avenue Line) stations are located next to the terminal. Pennsylvania Station (commonly known as Penn Station) is the major intercity rail station and a major commuter rail hub in New York City. ... Main article: New York City Midtown Manhattan viewed from the Brooklyn Bridge. ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... The East River Tunnels are 4 single-track railroad tunnels that extend from the eastern ends of 32/33 Streets in Manhattan to Queens. ... The Main Line is a rail line owned and operated by the Long Island Rail Road in the U.S. state of New York. ... Industrial Long Island City, Manhattan Skyline behind. ... Times Square–42nd Street station entrance The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system owned by the City of New York and leased to the New York City Transit Authority, an affiliate of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as MTA New York City Transit. ... 34th Street–Penn Station is a station on the IRT Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. ... 34th Street–Penn Station is a station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, located at the intersection of 34th Street and Eighth Avenue in Manhattan, and adjacent to Pennsylvania Station. ...


Flatbush Avenue station in Downtown Brooklyn serves most other trains.[1] It is located next to the New York City Subway's Atlantic Avenue–Pacific Street station complex, providing easy access to Lower Manhattan. Flatbush Avenue, also called the Atlantic Terminal, is the westernmost stop on the Long Island Rail Roads Atlantic Branch. ... Skyline of Downtown Brooklyn seen from the East River Metro Tech is a business center in Downtown Brooklyn Downtown Brooklyn is the third largest central business district in New York City (following Midtown Manhattan and Downtown Manhattan), and is located in the northwestern section of the borough of Brooklyn. ... Times Square–42nd Street station entrance The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system owned by the City of New York and leased to the New York City Transit Authority, an affiliate of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as MTA New York City Transit. ... Atlantic Avenue–Pacific Street is a New York City Subway station complex shared by the IRT Eastern Parkway Line, the BMT Brighton Line and the BMT Fourth Avenue Line. ... Woolworth Building, looking south along Broadway Lower Manhattan, from the Brooklyn Bridge, 2005 Rigid airship the USS Akron over Lower Manhattan Lower Manhattan is the southernmost part of the island of Manhattan, the main island and center of business and government of the City of New York. ...

Long Island City station and yard
Long Island City station and yard

A handful of daily trains run to Hunterspoint Avenue or beyond to Long Island City on the East River in Long Island City.[1] From Hunterspoint Avenue, the Hunters Point Avenue (IRT Flushing Line) subway station can be reached for Midtown Manhattan access. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 710 KB) LIC Yard-9-21-04 uploaded to Flickr by Chris&AmyCate on July 31, 2006, and presumably taken September 21, 2004. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 710 KB) LIC Yard-9-21-04 uploaded to Flickr by Chris&AmyCate on July 31, 2006, and presumably taken September 21, 2004. ... Long Island City is a rail terminal of the Long Island Rail Road in Long Island City, Queens. ... Hunterspoint Avenue is a Long Island Rail Road train station within the City Terminal Zone. ... Long Island City is a rail terminal of the Long Island Rail Road in Long Island City, Queens. ... New York City waterways: 1. ... Industrial Long Island City, Manhattan Skyline behind. ... Hunters Point Avenue is a station on the IRT Flushing Line of the New York City Subway. ...


Access to a third major terminal is currently under construction. In 2013 the LIRR intends to initiate service to Grand Central Terminal via the East Side Access project; provision was made for this route on the lower level of the 63rd Street Tunnel under the East River, which currently carries the IND 63rd Street Line of the New York City Subway on its upper level.[3][4] The main concourse Grand Central Terminal (GCT, often unofficially called Grand Central Station) is a terminal rail station at 15 Vanderbilt Avenue (42nd Street and Park Avenue) in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. ... East Side Access is public works project being undertaken by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in New York City, designed to bring the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) into a new East Side station to be built along side and incorporated into Grand Central Terminal in New York City. ... The 63rd Street Tunnel currently carries the IND 63rd Street Line of the New York City Subway under the East River between Manhattan and Queens. ... New York City waterways: 1. ... The IND 63rd Street Line is a rapid transit line of the IND division of the New York City Subway system. ... Times Square–42nd Street station entrance The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system owned by the City of New York and leased to the New York City Transit Authority, an affiliate of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as MTA New York City Transit. ...

Platforms at Jamaica
Platforms at Jamaica

Jamaica station is a major station and transfer point in Jamaica, Queens, where the railroad's headquarters are located.[5] (The parent MTA is headquartered in Manhattan.) Jamaica encompasses eight tracks and six platforms, plus yard and bypass tracks.[citation needed] At Jamaica, passengers can transfer between trains of all services but the Port Washington Branch.[1] Transfer is also made to separate facilities for two different subway lines (at the Sutphin Boulevard/Archer Avenue–JFK station), a number of bus routes, and the AirTrain automated electric rail system to JFK Airport.[6] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 2096 KB) Jamaica station sunset, waiting uploaded to Flickr by beigeinside on May 6, 2006. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 2096 KB) Jamaica station sunset, waiting uploaded to Flickr by beigeinside on May 6, 2006. ... Jamaica Station (often referred to simply as Jamaica) is a major hub of the Long Island Rail Road, in Jamaica, Queens, in New York City. ... Major Mark Park Jamaica is a neighborhood in the borough of Queens in New York City. ... A rail yard, or railroad yard, is a complex series of railroad tracks for storing, sorting, or loading/unloading, railroad cars and/or locomotives. ... The Port Washington Branch is an electrified two-track rail line and service owned and operated by the Long Island Rail Road in the U.S. state of New York. ... Sutphin Boulevard–Archer Avenue–JFK is a station on the New York City Subways Archer Avenue Line. ... For other uses, see Bus (disambiguation). ... AirTrain JFK is a 13 km (8. ... John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA Airport Code: JFK, ICAO Airport Code: KJFK) is the main international airport in New York City, and is one of the largest airports in the world. ...


Lines and services

See also: List of former Long Island Rail Road lines
Schematic of services
Schematic of services

All services except the Port Washington Branch pass through Jamaica; the trackage west of Jamaica (except to Port Washington) is known as the City Terminal Zone. The City Terminal Zone includes portions of the Main Line and Atlantic and Montauk Branches, as well as the Amtrak-owned East River Tunnels to Penn Station. The North Shore Freight Branch ran from the Main Line at Sunnyside Yard west to the East River where Gantry Plaza State Park is now. ... Image File history File links LIRR_schematic. ... Image File history File links LIRR_schematic. ... The City Terminal Zone is the name given to a collection of rail lines of the Long Island Rail Road in New York City. ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... The East River Tunnels are 4 single-track railroad tunnels that extend from the eastern ends of 32/33 Streets in Manhattan to Queens. ...


The Main Line runs from Long Island City east to Greenport; trains using the East River Tunnels from New York Penn Station join the line at Sunnyside Yard. It is electrified west of Ronkonkoma; diesel trains continue to Greenport. The services that run along this line are named after the branches that they use; trains beyond Hicksville, where the Port Jefferson Branch splits, are known as Ronkonkoma Branch and sometimes Greenport Branch trains. A short unnamed electric branch from Queens Village serves Belmont Park on race days. The Main Line is a rail line owned and operated by the Long Island Rail Road in the U.S. state of New York. ... Industrial Long Island City, Manhattan Skyline behind. ... The bird statue in the Greenport harbor Greenport is a village in Suffolk County, New York, United States. ... For the Pennsylvania Station in Newark, New Jersey or Baltimore, Maryland, see Pennsylvania Station (Newark) or Pennsylvania Station (Baltimore). ... Sunnyside Yard is a large railroad yard in Sunnyside, Queens in New York City. ... Ronkonkoma is a census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County, New York, USA. The population was 20,029 at the 2000 census. ... Hicksville is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Nassau County, New York, United States. ... The Ronkonkoma Branch is a branch line of the Long Island Rail Road. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Main Line (Long Island Rail Road). ... Queens Village is a middle-income neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. ... Belmont Park is a major thoroughbred horse-racing facility located in the hamlet of Elmont, New York in Nassau County on Long Island (just outside of New York City). ...


The Montauk Branch runs from Long Island City to Montauk, meeting the Main Line at Long Island City and Jamaica. It is electrified from Jamaica east to Babylon; only diesel trains use the "Lower Montauk" section west of Jamaica or the outer section east of Babylon. Only trains east of Babylon are considered part of the Montauk Branch service; the line from Valley Stream (where the West Hempstead Branch splits) to Babylon carries Babylon Branch trains. The Montauk Branch is a rail line and service owned and operated by the Long Island Rail Road in the U.S. state of New York. ... Industrial Long Island City, Manhattan Skyline behind. ... The Montauk Lighthouse Montauk is a census-designated place and hamlet located in Suffolk County, New York. ... Babylon, New York can refer to: Babylon, New York, a town in Suffolk County, New York, USA Babylon, New York, a village in the Town of Babylon, Suffolk County, New York, USA Category: ... Valley Stream is a village in Nassau County, New York in the United States. ... The Babylon Branch is an electrified branch line of the Long Island Rail Road. ...


The electrified Atlantic Branch runs from Downtown Brooklyn east to Jamaica, where it meets the Main Line, and then heads southeast to end at the Montauk Branch at Valley Stream. The part east of Jamaica is considered part of the Far Rockaway Branch service. The Atlantic Branch is an electrified rail line owned and operated by the Long Island Rail Road in the U.S. state of New York. ... Skyline of Downtown Brooklyn seen from the East River Metro Tech is a business center in Downtown Brooklyn Downtown Brooklyn is the third largest central business district in New York City (following Midtown Manhattan and Downtown Manhattan), and is located in the northwestern section of the borough of Brooklyn. ... Valley Stream is a village in Nassau County, New York in the United States. ...


The electrified Port Washington Branch - the only one that doesn't serve Jamaica - branches from the Main Line east of Woodside and heads east and northeast to Port Washington. The Port Washington Branch is an electrified two-track rail line and service owned and operated by the Long Island Rail Road in the U.S. state of New York. ... Woodside is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. ... Port Washington is a hamlet and Census Designated Place in Nassau County, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. ...

LIRR M-7 train moves through a grade crossing
LIRR M-7 train moves through a grade crossing

The Port Jefferson Branch branches from the Main Line at Hicksville, with electric service to Huntington and diesel service to Port Jefferson. Until 1938, it continued east to Wading River.[7] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 251 KB) This page is a candidate to be copied to the Wikimedia Commons using the Transwiki process. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 251 KB) This page is a candidate to be copied to the Wikimedia Commons using the Transwiki process. ... The M-7 is an electric multiple unit railroad car built by Bombardier in the early 2000s. ... This article needs cleanup. ... The Port Jefferson Branch is a rail line and service owned and operated by the Long Island Rail Road in the U.S. state of New York. ... Hicksville is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Nassau County, New York, United States. ... The Town of Huntington is located in northwestern Suffolk County, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. ... The Incorporated Village of Port Jefferson is located in the town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. ... Wading River is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Suffolk County, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. ...


The electrified Hempstead Branch branches from the Main Line at Floral Park and runs east to Hempstead. The Hempstead Branch is an electrified branch line of the Long Island Rail Road. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The Oyster Bay Branch splits from the Main Line at Mineola and heads north and east to Oyster Bay. The first bit to East Williston is electrified; only diesel trains run along the majority of the line to Oyster Bay. The Oyster Bay Branch is a branch line of the Long Island Rail Road. ... Mineola is a village in Nassau County, New York, USA. The population was 19,233 at the 2000 census. ... Oyster Bay is the name of a hamlet and census-designated place on the North Shore of Long Island in Nassau County in the state of New York, USA. The hamlet is also the site of a station on the Long Island Rail Road and the eastern termination point of... East Williston is a village located in Nassau County, New York. ...


The diesel Central Branch runs southeast from the Main Line at Bethpage to the Montauk Branch at Babylon, giving an alternate route to the Montauk Branch east of Babylon. The Central Branch used to continue west from Bethpage to near Garden City, where it used what is now the Hempstead Branch to the Main Line at Floral Park. The Central Branch is a rail line owned and operated by the Long Island Rail Road in the U.S. state of New York. ... It has been suggested that Stewart Avenue be merged into this article or section. ... Babylon, New York can refer to: Babylon, New York, a town in Suffolk County, New York, USA Babylon, New York, a village in the Town of Babylon, Suffolk County, New York, USA Category: ... Garden City, New York is a village located in Nassau County, New York in the USA. The village is located 18. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The electrified Far Rockaway Branch splits from the Atlantic Branch at Valley Stream and runs south and southwest to Far Rockaway. It used to continue west along what is now the New York City Subway's IND Rockaway Line to Hammels and Rockaway Park. The Far Rockaway Branch is a fully-electrified branch of the Long Island Rail Road which begins in Nassau County at Valley Interlocking in Valley Stream proceeds east and actually ends in Queens at the Far Rockaway station. ... Valley Stream is a village in Nassau County, New York in the United States. ... Far Rockaway street scene Far Rockaway is one of the four neighborhoods on the Rockaway Peninsula in the New York City borough of Queens in the United States. ... Times Square–42nd Street station entrance The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system owned by the City of New York and leased to the New York City Transit Authority, an affiliate of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as MTA New York City Transit. ... The IND Rockaway Line is a rapid transit line of the IND Division of the New York City Subway. ... Hammels is a section of Rockaway Beach on the Rockaway Peninsula in the New York City borough of Queens. ... Rockaway Park is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. ...


The electrified West Hempstead Branch branches from the Montauk Branch at Valley Stream and runs northeast to West Hempstead, originally continuing to junction the Hempstead Branch and Main Line. The West Hempstead Branch is an electrified branch line of the Long Island Rail Road. ... Valley Stream is a village in Nassau County, New York in the United States. ... West Hempstead is a suburban community (and census-designated place) in Nassau County, New York, USA. The population was 18,713 at the 2000 census. ...


The electrified Long Beach Branch splits from the Far Rockaway Branch at Valley Stream but does not curve away until Lynbrook, where it turns south to end at Long Beach. The Long Beach Branch is an electrified rail line and service owned and operated by the Long Island Rail Road in the U.S. state of New York. ... Valley Stream is a village in Nassau County, New York in the United States. ... Lynbrook is a village in Nassau County, New York, USA . ... Nickname: The City by the Sea Location in the state of New York County Nassau County City Manager Edwin L. Eaton Area    - City 3. ...


In addition to the commuter services, the LIRR operates trains for vacationers, including the premier Cannonball, to the Hamptons.[8] The LIRR first entered the area with the Sag Harbor Branch in 1869, and begin to serve Montauk in 1895 with the completion of the Montauk Branch. By 1895, a special fast train on the Main Line to Greenport was known as the Cannon Ball;[9] a section split at Manorville to serve Montauk via the Manorville Branch and Montauk Branch by 1897.[10] In 1949, when the Manorville Branch was abandoned, the Cannon Ball was shifted to the Central Branch.[7] The Sunrise Special, a first-class train to Montauk, was added in 1926.[11] For a time, Pullman parlor cars and sleeping cars were operated through Penn Station to Montauk from points such as Pittsburgh and Washington.[7] A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ... The Montauk Branch is a rail line and service owned and operated by the Long Island Rail Road in the U.S. state of New York. ... The Hamptons, shown highlighted The Hamptons refers specifically to the towns of Southampton and East Hampton on the South Fork, Suffolk County, New York on the east end of Long Island, in Suffolk County, New York. ... The Sag Harbor Branch was a branch of the Long Island Rail Road, running from Bridgehampton on the Montauk Branch north to Sag Harbor. ... The Montauk Lighthouse Montauk is a census-designated place and hamlet located in Suffolk County, New York. ... The Montauk Branch is a rail line and service owned and operated by the Long Island Rail Road in the U.S. state of New York. ... Greenport, New York may refer to: Greenport, Columbia County, New York Greenport, Suffolk County, New York Category: ... Manorville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County, New York, United States. ... The Manorville Branch was a branch of the Long Island Rail Road, running from Manorville on the Main Line southeast to Eastport on the Montauk Branch. ... The Central Branch is a rail line owned and operated by the Long Island Rail Road in the U.S. state of New York. ... Pullman is the name of some places in the United States of America: Pullman, Michigan Pullman, Washington Pullman, Chicago Pullman, West Virginia Pullman, Richmond Pullman, Illinois, now within the city limits of Chicago, was a company town of the Pullman Company, where a famous strike took place in 1894. ... The interior of a Pullman car on the Chicago and Alton Railroad circa 1900. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United...

Bi-level coaches at grade crossing in Bethpage.
Bi-level coaches at grade crossing in Bethpage.

Other eastern Long Island services included the local "Scoot", which operated between the two forks (Greenport on the North Fork to Amagansett on the South Fork) via the Manorville Branch. It was eliminated in February 1931 due to the effect of the Great Depression and competition from the automobile.[7] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 552 pixelsFull resolution (2303 × 1590 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 552 pixelsFull resolution (2303 × 1590 pixel, file size: 1. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Bethpage is a hamlet and census-designated place located in Nassau County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 16,543. ... Greenport, New York may refer to: Greenport, Columbia County, New York Greenport, Suffolk County, New York Category: ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Amagansett map from United States Census Amagansett , founded in 1680, is a hamlet and a census-designated place in Suffolk County, New York on the South Shore of Long Island. ... The South Fork of Suffolk County, New York is a peninsula in the southeast part of the county on the South Shore of Long Island. ... The Manorville Branch was a branch of the Long Island Rail Road, running from Manorville on the Main Line southeast to Eastport on the Montauk Branch. ... For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ... “Car” and “Cars” redirect here. ...


Four non-electrified lines are only used for freight, now operated by the New York and Atlantic Railway. The Montauk Cutoff Secondary is a short connection from the Main Line at Sunnyside Yard south to the Montauk Branch, separating passenger and freight movements. The Bushwick Lead Track runs west from the Montauk Branch at Maspeth to Bushwick Terminal. The Bay Ridge Branch runs south and west from the Montauk Branch at Fresh Pond to Bay Ridge. At Fresh Pond, it meets CSX Transportation's Fremont Secondary, which goes over the Hell Gate Bridge towards Upstate New York and New England. The Garden City-Mitchel Field Secondary is a remnant of the Central Branch from Garden City to Mitchel Field. An electric container freight train Freight wagons filled with limestone await unloading, at sidings in Rugby, England An SP freight train west of Chicago in 1992. ... The New York & Atlantic Railway (AAR reporting mark NYA) is a short line railroad formed in 1997 to provide freight service over the tracks of the Long Island Railroad, a public commuter rail agency which had decided to privatize its freight operations. ... Sunnyside Yard is a large railroad yard in Sunnyside, Queens in New York City. ... Maspeth is a small community in the borough of Queens in New York City. ... The Bay Ridge Branch is a rail line owned by the Long Island Rail Road and operated by the New York and Atlantic Railway in the U.S. state of New York. ... Image:Br01 sm. ... CSX Transportation (AAR reporting marks CSXT) is a Class I railroad in the United States, owned by the CSX Corporation. ... The Hell Gate Bridge (originally the New York Connecting Railroad Bridge) is a 1,017-foot (310 m) steel arch railroad bridge between Astoria in the borough of Queens and Randalls and Wards Islands (which are now joined into one island and are politically part of Manhattan) in New York... The areas highlighted in YELLOW and GREEN are those which are considered to be a bona fide part of Upstate New York from the perspective of New York City. ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... Garden City, New York is a village located in Nassau County, New York in the USA. The village is located 18. ... Mitchel Field is a complex located in Uniondale, New York, and home to Nassau Coliseum, Mitchel Athletic Complex, Nassau Community College and Hofstra University. ...

One criticism of the LIRR is the fact that the railroad has not improved service to the "east end" of Long Island despite the fact that the twin forks continue to grow in popularity as a year round tourist and year round residential destination. Another criticism is that the On Time Performance (OTP) calculated by the LIRR is meaningless and manipulated to be artificially high. As defined by the LIRR, a train is "on time" if it arrives at a station within 5 minutes and 59 seconds of the scheduled time.[12] Some Commuters groups have been formed to represent commuter interests and their belief is that the OTP has no meaning to what commuters experience on a daily basis. The LIRR publishes the OTP in a monthly booklet called 'Keeping Track.' Image File history File links Gtk-dialog-info. ...


Freight service

The freight-only Bay Ridge Branch runs through Brooklyn.
The freight-only Bay Ridge Branch runs through Brooklyn.

The LIRR and other railroads that became part of the system have always had freight service, though this has diminished over the years. The process of shedding freight service accelerated with the acquisition of the railroad by New York State. Image File history File links SotyBrooklynRailway0918. ... Image File history File links SotyBrooklynRailway0918. ... The Bay Ridge Branch is a rail line owned by the Long Island Rail Road and operated by the New York and Atlantic Railway in the U.S. state of New York. ... “NY” redirects here. ...


In recent years there has been some appreciation of the need for better railroad freight service in New York City and elsewhere on Long Island. Both areas are primarily served by trucking for freight haulage, an irony in a region with the most extensive rail transit service in the Americas. Proposals for a Cross-Harbor Rail Tunnel for freight have languished more than a century. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article is about the island in New York State. ... The Cross-Harbor Rail Tunnel is a proposed underwater tunnel for rail transport of freight between central New Jersey and Long Island, including southern and eastern New York City beyond Manhattan, with a route running partly under New York Harbor. ...


Freight service is now operated on lease by the New York and Atlantic Railway, a short line railroad owned by the Anacostia and Pacific Company. It has its own equipment and crews, but uses the rail facilities of the LIRR. To the east, freight service operates to the ends of the West Hempstead, Port Jefferson and Montauk branches, and to Southold on the Mainline. On the western end it provides service on the surviving freight-only tracks of the LIRR: the Bay Ridge and Bushwick branches; the nearly freight-only "Lower Montauk"; and to an interchange connection at Fresh Pond Junction in Queens with the CSX, Canadian Pacific, and Providence and Worcester railroads. The New York & Atlantic Railway (AAR reporting mark NYA) is a short line railroad formed in 1997 to provide freight service over the tracks of the Long Island Railroad, a public commuter rail agency which had decided to privatize its freight operations. ... Anacostia and Pacific Company is a transportation development and consulting firm responsible for freight operations on lease to the Long Island Rail Road on the New York and Atlantic Railway line. ... Categories: Companies traded on NYSE | Railway companies of the United States | Alabama railroads | Connecticut railroads | Delaware railroads | Florida current railroads | Georgia railroads | Illinois railroads | Indiana railroads | Kentucky railroads | Louisiana railroads | Maryland railroads | Massachusetts railroads | Michigan railroads | Mississippi railroads | New Jersey railroads | New York railroads | North Carolina railroads | Ohio railroads | Pennsylvania... The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR; AAR reporting marks CP, CPAA, CPI), known as CP Rail between 1968 and 1996, is a Canadian Class I railway that is operated by Canadian Pacific Railway Limited. ... The Providence and Worcester Railroad (AAR reporting mark PW) is a Class II railroad in the United States. ...


History

The Long Island Rail Road was consolidated from a number of railroads during the 19th century. The Pennsylvania Railroad purchased a controlling interest in 1900, as part of a joint plan to provide direct access to Manhattan. Perennial financial distress did not end in the PRR era, and the LIRR was bought by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in 1966. The Long Island Rail Road is a railroad owned by Metropolitan Transportation Authority in the U.S. state of New York. ... 1893 map The Pennsylvania Railroad (AAR reporting mark PRR) was an American railroad that was founded in 1846 and merged in 1968 into Penn Central Transportation. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ... The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is a public benefit corporation responsible for public transportation in the State of New York. ...


On May 17, 2007, Long Island Rail Road was awarded a Bronze E.H. Harriman Award for its safety record in 2006.[13] is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The E.H. Harriman Award is an annual award presented to American railroad companies in recognition for outstanding safety achievements. ...


Law enforcement

The former LIRR Police Department, which was founded in 1863, was absorbed along with the Metro-North Railroad Police to form the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police in 1998. The Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company, or MTA Metro-North Railroad, or, more commonly, Metro-North, is a suburban commuter rail service that is run and managed by an authority of New York State, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or, more simply, the MTA. Metro-North runs service between New York... The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police is the police agency of New Yorks Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or MTA. Officers of the MTA Police are fully empowered under the New York State Public Authorities Law and are commissioned in the state of Connecticut. ...


See also

The Long Island Rail Road owns an electric fleet of about 1000 M3 and M7 electric multiple unit cars, and about 110 double-decker passenger cars powered by 23 DE30AC diesel-electric locomotives and 23 DM30AC dual-mode locomotives. ... Knowles Taylor: 1835-1837 Valentine Hicks: 1837-1838 Waldron B. Post: 1838-1839 George B. Fisk: 1839-1847 James H. Weeks: 1847-1850 Isaac E. Haviland: 1850-1851 Moses Maynard, Jr. ... This is a list of all stations that have been used by the Long Island Rail Road or its predecessors. ... For the Canadian actor, see Colin Ferguson (actor) Colin Ferguson shot 25 people aboard a Long Island Rail Road train on December 7, 1993, killing six. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c d e About the MTA Long Island Rail Road
  2. ^ Long Island Rail Road statistics
  3. ^ MTA Capital Construction - East Side Access
  4. ^ U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Transportation Secretary Signs Record $2.6 Billion Agreement to Fund New Tunnel Network To Give Long Island Commuters Direct Access to Grand Central Station, December 18, 2006
  5. ^ MTA LIRR - Employment Opportunities (includes mailing address)
  6. ^ LIRR: Jamaica
  7. ^ a b c d Ron Ziel and George H. Foster, Steel Rails to the Sunrise, ©1965
  8. ^ MTA LIRR - Hamptons Service
  9. ^ "Latest Long Island News", Brooklyn Daily Eagle, June 5, 1895, p. 7. 
  10. ^ "Fifty-five Miles an Hour", Brooklyn Daily Eagle, June 10, 1897, p. 4. 
  11. ^ New York Times, Long Island Trains on Summer Schedule, May 19, 1926, page 31
  12. ^
  13. ^ Association of American Railroads (2007-05-17). Railroad Employees Post Safest Year Ever in 2006. Press release. Retrieved on 2007-05-18.

http://mta.info/mta/ind-perform/month/lirr-otp.htm MTA Capital Construction was formed in July 2003 to manage major capital projects for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York). ... The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) is a Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with transport. ... is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Brooklyn Eagle, also called The Brooklyn Daily Eagle was a daily newspaper published in Brooklyn, New York from 1841 to 1955. ... is the 156th day of the year (157th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Brooklyn Eagle, also called The Brooklyn Daily Eagle was a daily newspaper published in Brooklyn, New York from 1841 to 1955. ... is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A press release (sometimes known as a news release or press statement) is a written or recorded communication directed at members of the news media for the purpose of announcing something claimed as having news value. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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The Long Island Rail Road or LIRR is a railroad that serves the length of Long Island, New York.
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The Long Island Rail Road or LIRR is a railroad that serves the length of Long Island, New York.
The LIRR has two major terminals and two minor terminals in New York City - The major terminals are located at Pennsylvania Station in Manhattan, and the Atlantic Terminal located at the intersections of Flatbush Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn.
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