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LIRR Will Implement New Crash Prevention Technology

The Long Island Rail Road had a goal of installing brand new, federally required crash prevention technology by the end of 2020. While time was beginning to run out on LIRR, officials were confident they would meet the December 31 deadline set by the Federal Railroad Administration. With six weeks remaining before the end of… Read More »

NTSB Investigates Fatal Accident at Lynbrook LIRR Station

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators are looking into the death of a man who witnesses say was “pulled along” by a moving train at the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) platform in Lynbrook Station in April. According to the NTSB, the conductor of the train closed the doors after he apparently believed all of… Read More »

Driver Exhibited Negligent Behavior Before Collision with Train, Witnesses Say

A Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train collided with a minivan that was on the tracks the morning of Monday, March 13. The accident resulted in serious, but non-life threatening, injuries to the driver. He was reportedly conscious when responding officers arrived to break through the windows to extract him from the severely damaged vehicle…. Read More »

Long Island Rail Road Train Derails, 29 People Hospitalized

An accident involving a Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) work train and a passenger train Saturday, October 8 resulted in 29 people being sent to nearby hospitals to be treated for a variety of injuries, including concussions and broken bones. Fortunately, none of the injuries appear to be life threatening. Another 50 to 100 passengers… Read More »

At Least 7 Dead in Crash Between Train and SUV

A crash between a Metro-North commuter train and an SUV led to the deaths of at least seven people and injuries to a dozen more on Tuesday, February 3. The accident occurred during peak rush hour in Valhalla in Westchester County. A spokesperson from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority says that the SUV was going past… Read More »