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Long Island Railroad (LIRR) - Statistics

  LIRR Totals at a Glance*
Rail lines in Nassau and Suffolk counties and in NYC
  2018 Operating Budget
$1.6 Billion
Annual Ridership
  Average Weekday
  Rail Lines
  Rail Cars
  Track Miles
  Rail Stations
  *Financial data as of February 2018; Statistical data for year ending December 31, 2017.  
Long Island Railroad (LIRR)

  • The LIRR is both the largest commuter railroad and the oldest railroad in America operating under its original name.

  • Charted in 1834, it extends from three major NYC terminals: Penn Station, Flatbush Avenue, and Hunterspoint Avenue through a major transfer hub at Jamaica to the easternmost tip of Long Island.

  • Traditionally serving a Manhattan-bound market, the LIRR has undertaken extensive efforts to augment its reverse-commute and off-peak service to meet the needs of businesses in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

  • The railroad is modernizing its entire diesel fleet, with 23 new locomotives, 134 bi-level coaches replacing 50s era equipment, and 23 dual-mode locomotives that operate in both diesel and electrified territory, enabling customers to travel between Long Island and Manhattan without changing trains.
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