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Your LIRR Commute After Sandy

With commuter anger boiling over repairs to East River Tunnels, we want to know how your commute has been going.

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.

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.

BigIdeas November 30, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Not quite near-normal yet. Every other evening rush hour train to Lynbrook is cancelled. But as the LIRR informs me by text every hour of the day and night, it's AMTRAKs problem. Now they are going to raise the fares! The Govenor should take a long look at these guys also.
Larry Warshaw November 30, 2012 at 05:12 PM
It's still the Long Island Fail Road until all the trains that were scheduled before the storm are back. It's nowhere near "normal".
Elissa November 30, 2012 at 05:31 PM
Enjoying the direct from Malverne to Hunters Point Ave in the morning!

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