Long Island Rail Road
The Long Island Rail Road provides electric and diesel rail service east-west throughout Long Island, New York.
|Number of lines||11|
|Number of stations||124|
|Chief executive||Philip Eng|
|System length||700 mi (1,100 km) (total track length, not route)|
|4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) |
|Top speed||80 mph (130 km/h)|
The Long Island Rail Road (
The LIRR logo combines the circular MTA logo with the text Long Island Rail Road, and appears on the sides of trains. The LIRR is one of two commuter rail systems owned by the MTA, the other being the
There are 124 stations and more than 700 miles (1,100 km) of track on its two lines to the two forks of the island and eight major branches, with the passenger railroad system totaling 319 miles (513 km) of
The Long Island Rail Road Company was chartered in 1834 to provide a daily service between New York and Boston via a ferry connection between its
The LIRR was unprofitable for much of its history. In 1900, the
After the Second World War, the railroad industry's downturn and dwindling profits caused the PRR to stop subsidizing the LIRR, and the LIRR went into
The LIRR is one of the few railroads that has survived as an intact company from its original charter to the present.