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BSC Contact InformationTelephone: 646-376-0123
Fax: 212-852-8700


Please use the above underlined link to access online forms, locate paticipating medical providers or find information regarding benefits.

Click here for medical opt-out extension information.

Click here for LIRR Corporate Safety Notice- Influenza

For LIRR Medical Facility & EAP Addresses click here

For information regarding D.O.T. Final Rule Drug and Alchohol Testing click here.


L.I.R.R. Sick

L.I.R.R. Personal Day

L.I.R.R. Bereavement

L.I.R.R. Absence Control Policy- UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Click to view changes to LIRR Military Leave Policy

Click here for information regarding the Railroad Retirement Act

F.R.A. Hours of Service- Regulations and Interpretations

DEA re: Banned Substances- Cannibinoids

click here to download file

Rail safety Improvement Act
Some of the provisions that will be affecting us have to do with training, certification and hours of service reform. For more information click on one of the links below:

Rail Safety Improvement Act 2008- Highlights.

For even more on the rail safety bill courtesy of the BRS National Organization click here.

Click the link below for the F.R.A. Interpretation of Supervisions Entrance To The Exam Room Of an Injured Employee

DOT publishes Final Rule on Proceedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs, which will go into effect on August 25, 2008. For more information please click here.

Click for on the job injury & FELA information.

LIRR Radio Channels
TR-1    Block/Interlockings West of Divide
                and Montauk branch.
TR-2    Dispatcher - Movement/ 204
TR-3    Block/Interlockings Divide east
                and Port Jeff & Main line
                Yard Operations.
TR-4    Car Insp. & Babylon yard.
MW-1  Sig. & Comm, Power.
MW-2  B&B, Structures, Track.
MW-3  Maintenance, Truck to Truck.
WX-1   NYC Weather.

Our BRS national organization, in conjunction with our designated counsel, provide us with informational cards regarding our rights in the event of an on the job injury. Being that we are under the jurisdiction of FELA law, it is imperative that we try to understand just what our rights are. The card is provided for your protection and all should keep a copy of it with them at all times when at work. For more information please click on the picture to the left.



Important Phone Numbers
1 516 248-3400
Power Director           
1 800 258-9672/8285
Signal Control            
1 800 438-7942/8331
EL&P/ 3rd Rail Desk  
1 516 733-3981
Track/ B&B Desk        
1 800 205-7697/3556
LIRR Operator            
1 800 558-7400 

Layoff Assistance- via Unionplus

If you are a union member currently participating in a Union Plus program and are laidoff or downsized, you're eligible for special financial assistance. Whether you are trying to avoid forclosure, looking for prescription discounts or legal advice you may find some the answers that you are looking for. To learn about the unique ways union members can get assistance please  follow the link below or visit the Unionplus website.

Surviving Layoffs & Downsizing - for union members


*Notice to all L.I.R.R. Retirees*

The Jamaica L.I.R.R. Pension Office will no longer be your contact point, you will now have to call the:MTA Business Service Center- 646-376-0123. The new Business Service Center has taken over adminestrating the L.I.R.R. / M.T.A. Pensions and benefits. Rail Road Retirement, Westbury District Office:516 334-5940 or 718 835-7808.