Penn Station

LIRR Train Strikes Person On Tracks

BREAKING<p>A Long Island Rail Road struck a person on the tracks Thursday evening, the railroad said.<p>The train involved was the 5:09 p.m. from Penn …

Montauk

Major delays for NJ Transit trains due to wire problems near NY Penn Station

Five trains have already been canceled this morningNew Jersey Transit train riders are starting their Wednesday commute with more unwelcome news as …

Trains

A Peace Icon Moves to New York, Where ‘Everything Is Safer’

My violin has always been my ticket to freedom.<p>I was raised in Valencia, Venezuela, by a poor, evangelical Christian family. I loved slipping away to a local internet cafe where I learned about music. The owner told me that if I helped him with the business, he’d pay me. I used the money I earned …

Opinion

Inside the Secret Life of New York’s Grand Central Terminal

Take a look into the past, present, and future of the world-famous train depot<p>When it comes to the world’s most majestic train stations, New York’s Grand Central Terminal almost always makes the list. Built in 1913, the Beaux Arts depot is the world’s largest in terms of platforms—there are 44 of …

Grand Central Station

Tour bus slams into New Jersey overpass, rips off front of vehicle’s roof

NEWARK, N.J. - A tour bus on its way back to Newark from Washington, D.C. slammed into an overpass, ripping the top off the vehicle.<p>The crash …

New Jersey

Photos: The Interactive, Insta-Friendly Candytopoia Opens Near Penn Station

A dreary block by Penn Station may seem an unlikely spot for an Instragram wonderland, but the organizers of NYC’s newest and possibly most …

New York City

LA to become first in US to install subway body scanners

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles subway system will become the first in the U.S. to install body scanners that screen passengers for weapons and ...

Los Angeles County

What New York looked like without electricity in 2003

Fifteen years ago, a massive power failure hit the northeast United States and parts of Canada, leaving many cities without electricity during the height of summer.<p>New York City lost power right around the beginning of a Thursday evening rush hour. Photos from Aug. 14-15, 2003 show a city …

Hudson River

Bus hits overpass at Newark Penn Station, dozens injured

A bus hit an overpass at Newark's Penn Station, peeling back part of its roof and injuring dozens of passengers.<p>Officials say about 50 people were on the bus, which was headed to New Jersey from Washington, when it hit the overpass at the entrance of the station late Sunday.<p>Police do not believe …

New Jersey

Tour Bus Smashes Into Overpass Near Newark Penn Station: Reports

Several passengers suffered injuries in the crash but are expected to survive, reports say.<p>NEWARK, NJ — A tour bus carrying about 50 riders crashed …

New Jersey

Tour Bus Headed To Newark Crashes Into Overpass

<b>NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork)</b> – A coach bus with about 50 passengers struck at bridge overpass at Newark’s Penn Station on Edison Place around …

Vijay Rupani

NJ Transit Penn Station Entrance Closed By Flood Damage

Crews are working to repair weekend flooding damage at the NJ Transit entrance on Seventh Avenue.<p>MIDTOWN MANHATTAN, NY — Weekend flooding caused …

Trains

Flash Flooding Damages Penn Station, Limits Access

Flash flooding that hit the tri-state area on Saturday left part of Penn Station with water damage, forcing the station to close off the area.The …

New Jersey

Accused serial arsonist faces 80 years in prison if convicted

Manhattan federal prosecutors threw the book at Brooklyn man accused of setting Manhattan ablaze over a three-day period with more than a dozen …

Crime

Serial Midtown arsonist was busted after returning to the scene of one of his fires, feds say

A Brooklyn man who set more than a dozen small fires in Midtown returned to the scene of one of his arsons, where police were waiting for him, …

Crime

In search of the city's hottest subway platform

The heat is on in the city, especially in the subway.<p>As hot as it has been above ground, it has been much, much worse below.<p>"It's as hot as it could …

Trains

Northeast Corridor rail service resumes after fatal accident

New Jersey Transit and Amtrak have resumed rail service between Trenton and New York's Penn Station following an accident that killed a person along …

New Jersey

Northeast Corridor Resumes After Fatality In Metuchen: NJT

BREAKING: The line has hour long delays Thursday morning<p>METUCHEN, NJ — The Northeast Corridor has resumed after being suspended in both directions …

New Jersey

Arson Suspect Charged in Wild NYC Torching Spree

Police have arrested a 25-year-old man suspected of setting 16 fires in three days at busy streets, stores and apartment buildings in Manhattan.Jamal …

Crime

Serial arsonist tied to 16 small fires in Midtown Manhattan nabbed by authorities

Cops say they’ve smoked out a serial arsonist wanted for a string of small fires across Manhattan.<p>Police arrested the man Wednesday, and …

Crime

Serial arsonist wanted in string of Midtown fires

NEW YORK - Police are on the hunt for an arsonist believed to have set at least eight fires in Midtown.<p>Someone is setting fires in Manhattan and …

Arson

Man wanted in Midtown arson spree

A firebug who set eight blazes during a Midtown arson spree was caught on camera, authorities said Tuesday.<p>FDNY fire marshals released surveillance …

Crime

Homeless Man Burglarizes Huntington Station Church: Police

The man broke a stained glass window and stole cash and checks on Tuesday morning, police say.<p>A homeless man was arrested for burglarizing a …

Judiciary

LIRR service suspended after two people fatally struck by trains

Long Island Rail Road service was suspended early Monday after two people were fatally struck by separate non-passenger trains, according to the …

New York City

Bayside to Penn Station

Dear Diary:<p>After enjoying a festive dinner with friends, I caught the train back to Manhattan at the Long Island Rail Road station in Bayside with hardly a second to spare.<p>I was just settling into my seat when the ticket collector asked for my ticket. I rummaged through my handbag, but I wasn’t …

New York City

City advances plan to bring new Metro-North stations to the Bronx

The first public meeting to discuss these new stations will be held this fall<p>The city is advancing its plan to bring four new Metro-North stations in the southern and eastern portions of the Bronx. Earlier this week, the city convened the Bronx Metro-North Working Group, which will work with local …

Trains

NJ Transit's Atlantic City-Philly Rail Line Shutting Down After Labor Day

<b>Follow CBSPHILLY</b> <b>Facebook</b> <b>|</b> <b>Twitter</b><p><i>ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS) —</i> New Jersey Transit’s Atlantic City Rail Line (ACRL) will be shutting down after Labor Day …

Customers

The city is looking to bring Metro-North service to the South Bronx

<i> Photo via Wikimedia</i> It’s no surprise the Bronx ranks as the fastest-growing county in New York. In the last year alone, plans announced for the …

South Bronx

LIRR: Train with derailed axle suspends Port Washington branch service

An LIRR train carrying 400 to 500 passengers derailed Wednesday because of a broken axle, suspending service on the railroad's Port Washington branch …

Long Island

Amtrak solicits community's ideas for redevelopment of Baltimore's Penn Station

Baltimoreans peppered developers and Amtrak officials with ideas Tuesday for the redevelopment of Penn Station at the first meeting held by the …

Urban Design