New York City (NYC)
Long Island Railroad (LIRR) - Statistics
LIRR Totals at a Glance*
Rail lines in Nassau and Suffolk counties and in NYC
2017 Operating Budget
Average Weekday Passengers
*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.