The Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad, and New Jersey Transit serve suburban commuters to New York City. These three systems carried nearly 900,000 passengers combined on a typical weekday in 2012.
LIRR and NJ Transit arrive to New York City at Penn Station, while Metro-North terminates at Grand Central Terminal. MTA operates and maintains the LIRR and Metro-North, and partners with New York City to ensure the smooth operations of commuter rail in the region.
Commuter rail histories: