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Your LIRR Commute After Sandy

There have been many challenges in the area since Hurricane Sandy struck last month, but one of the biggest has been fixing our damaged rail system.

A major issue has been the repair of two East River tunnels owned by Amtrak which the Long Island Rail Road uses to get into Manhattan.

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Rep. Steve Israel, D-Huntington, held a press conference in which he said he received assurances from Amtrak that the tunnels would be repaired by Christmas week.

Earlier this week, the LIRR announced that all branches were running on a 'near-normal' schedule.


Linda December 04, 2012 at 08:50 AM
"Near normal" - what a joke. The commute on the Babylon branch was better immediately following Sandy when they were on a modified schedule. There are so many PM peak cancelled/combined trains on the Babylon line, trains are packed, people often can not even get into the train car. This while trains on other branches are leaving Penn Station half full - Port Washington, Hempstead, etc. And the morning cancellations/rerouting makes no sense - if you live in Freeport, there are 3 trains to Atlantic Terminal within a half hour, but none to Penn Station. Whoever it is at the LIRR that works on the rescheduling needs to take a better look at the Babylon Branch!

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