Long Island News

LIRR to restore normal service after Sandy

Saturday, December 08, 2012

The Long Island Rail Road will finally be running on a normal rush hour schedule this Monday, more than a month after Superstorm Sandy forced it to trim service.

The busy commuter railroad suffered a big hit when floodwaters rushed into two critical rail tunnels beneath the East River, damaging the signal system used by LIRR and Amtrak trains.

Repairs are still ongoing, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday that work crews had restored enough of the system for the LIRR to resume a regular schedule. Trains have been running for weeks, but service had been limited.

That meant bigger crowds on some trains and platforms.

Work will continue on the signal system in a second tunnel over the next few weeks.

Get Eyewitness News Delivered

Facebook | Twitter | Newsletters | Text Alerts

(Copyright ©2014 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Get more Long Island News »

long island, long island railroad, hurricane, hurricane sandy, andrew cuomo, long island news
blog comments powered by Disqus