Topic : Long Island Rail Road

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Long Island RR launches real-time pilot

Rail| December 19, 2011
To use the service, a user enters his or her origin and destination, and Train Time will then provide upcoming departure times and indications showing whether each train is running on time or, if late, by how many minutes.

Long Island Rail pilots wireless ticketing

Rail| August 17, 2011
Conductors will use Apple iPhone 4s equipped with a device that enables train crews to make credit and debit-as-credit sales and print out tickets in one transaction. The device will also be used to process onboard cash sales. The pilot is scheduled to run through Oct. 9.
Bus| June 28, 2011

Long Island Rail saves ticketing hours, cleaning crews

Agreement reached between LIRR and the Transportation Communications Union modifies some contractual work rules and provides enough savings to avert the planned layoff of 17 ticket clerks in 2011. That would have resulted in the closure of ticket offices and the reduction of ticket window hours at a total of over 18 LIRR stations.
Bus| December 29, 2010

After snowstorm, N.Y. transit slowly returns to normalcy

Some rail and bus service returned on Tuesday, after the majority of the city’s transportation was ground to a halt on Monday. Officials said they expected more service to be back to normal by Wednesday.
Rail| December 28, 2010

Long Island Rail in 'triage situation' following storm

As of Tuesday, the LIRR is prioritizing service on its four busiest routes, with the hopes of phasing in some service on other lines throughout the day.
Rail| May 7, 2009

Long Island Rail Road marks 175 years of service

The LIRR is the oldest railroad in the U.S. operating under its original name. In its long history the LIRR has served billions of customers — taking them to and from jobs, homes, schools, recreational and leisure activities and other events.
Rail| February 12, 2009

Long Island rail boasts high satisfaction numbers

Results based on a survey of more than 9,000 peak and off-peak customers. Eighty-nine percent said they were satisfied with the overall quality of service provided by the LIRR.
Rail| January 8, 2009

MTA LIRR achieves record on-time performance

The 95.14 percent OTP is the best since modern record keeping began in 1979.

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