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LIRRCC Responds to Penn Station Service Disruptions

Last night service at Penn Station was absymal once again because of signal problems in an East River tunnel. And once again the LIRR’s communication skills did not hold muster.

“Riders cannot endure another week like the current one and the LIRR, working with Amtrak, must make extraordinary efforts to ensure that riders are able to travel effectively on the Rail Road. Anything less is not enough.” said LIRRCC chair Mark Epstein.

Read the full Press Release here: 17-09 LIRRCC Penn Station Service Disruptions

In the Media:


“Chairman of Long Island Rail Road Commuter Council Mark Epstein said other problems will likely persist well after the summer chaos. ‘Our daily problems may not be over after this whole outage,’ he said. ‘Because if they don’t fix the signal problems, we’ll have the daily problems that we still have today.’
Read the full CBS NY story “Cuomo, Christie Call For ‘Private Operator’ To Take Over Troubled Penn Station” here:

Cuomo, Christie Call For ‘Private Operator’ To Take Over Troubled Penn Station

Long Island Business News:

“As a former commuter, I know there’s nothing worse than waiting for hours to catch a train, especially after a long work day,” Milleridge Innkeeper Butch Yamali said. “Hundreds of our customers commute every day to and from the city, and they’ve really been feeling the pain.”

Read the full story here:

Milleridge Inn to host ‘LIRR Sucks Party’