LIRR delays through the years

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From signal trouble to bad weather, problems on the Long Island Rail Road have a big impact on commuters.

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Morning commuters crowd platform as they wait for a westbound train at the LIRR Mineola station, Jan. 25, 2016. Service was erratic due to conditions caused by the severe winter storm over the weekend.

Morning commuters wait for a westbound train at
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Morning commuters wait for a westbound train at the Babylon LIRR station, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016.

Morning commuters crowd platform as they wait for
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Morning commuters crowd platform as they wait for a westbound train at the LIRR Mineola station, Jan. 25, 2016. Service was erratic due to conditions caused by the severe winter storm over the weekend.

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Morning commuters crowd platform as they wait for a westbound train at the LIRR Mineola station, Jan. 25, 2016. Service was erratic due to conditions caused by the severe winter storm over the weekend.

There were LIRR cancellations and delays in both
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There were LIRR cancellations and delays in both directions during the evening rush on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, due to a non-passenger train derailment that blocked trains getting into Penn Station.

Commuters boarding a westbound Long Island Rail Road
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Commuters boarding a westbound Long Island Rail Road train at the Hicksville station on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. A freight train that derailed Tuesday afternoon in New Cassel caused significant delays during the evening commute that lasted through the next morning. A message from the MTA on Wednesday morning said "one-third" of trains on the Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma lines was being canceled.

Passengers wait at the Long Island Rail Road
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Passengers wait at the Long Island Rail Road station in Ronkonkoma as systemwide delays affected thousands of riders at the peak of Wednesday morning's rush hour, September 2, 2015.

Commuters jam Jamaica Station as the Long Island
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Commuters jam Jamaica Station as the Long Island Rail Road suspended service into and out of Penn Station during Wednesday morning's rush hour because of signal trouble east of the East River tunnels on September 2, 2015.

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Commuters jam Jamaica Station as the Long Island
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Commuters jam Jamaica Station as the Long Island Rail Road suspended service into and out of Penn Station during Wednesday morning's rush hour because of signal trouble east of the East River tunnels on September 2, 2015.

Commuters jam Jamaica station as the Long Island
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Commuters jam Jamaica station as the Long Island Rail Road suspended service into and out of Penn Station during Wednesday morning's rush hour because of signal trouble east of the East River tunnels on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015.

Commuters jam Jamaica Station as the Long Island
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Commuters jam Jamaica Station as the Long Island Rail Road suspended service into and out of Penn Station during Wednesday morning's rush hour because of signal trouble east of the East River tunnels on September 2, 2015.

Commuters jam Jamaica Station as the Long Island
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Commuters jam Jamaica Station as the Long Island Rail Road suspended service into and out of Penn Station during Wednesday morning's rush hour because of signal trouble east of the East River tunnels on September 2, 2015.

Commuters jam Jamaica Station as the Long Island
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Commuters jam Jamaica Station as the Long Island Rail Road suspended service into and out of Penn Station during Wednesday morning's rush hour because of signal trouble east of the East River tunnels on September 2, 2015.

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Commuters jam Jamaica Station as the Long Island
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Commuters jam Jamaica Station as the Long Island Rail Road suspended service into and out of Penn Station during Wednesday morning's rush hour because of signal trouble east of the East River tunnels on September 2, 2015.

Commuters jam Jamaica Station as the Long Island
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Commuters jam Jamaica Station as the Long Island Rail Road suspended service into and out of Penn Station during Wednesday morning's rush hour because of signal trouble east of the East River tunnels on September 2, 2015.

Commuters jam Jamaica Station as the Long Island
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Commuters jam Jamaica Station as the Long Island Rail Road suspended service into and out of Penn Station during Wednesday morning's rush hour because of signal trouble east of the East River tunnels on September 2, 2015.

Commuters wait at Jamaica station in Queens after
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Commuters wait at Jamaica station in Queens after the Long Island Rail Road suspended service into and out of Penn Station for more than 90 minutes Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. The problem was signals east of the East River tunnels.

Commuters at Jamaica station in Queens after the
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Commuters at Jamaica station in Queens after the Long Island Rail Road suspended service into and out of Penn Station for more than 90 minutes during the height of morning rush hour on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015.

Commuters wait at Jamaica station in Queens on
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Commuters wait at Jamaica station in Queens on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, after the LIRR suspended service into and out of Penn Station for more than 90 minutes.

Commuters and trains hang out on the platform
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Commuters and trains hang out on the platform at Jamaica station in Queens on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, after the Long Island Rail Road suspended service into and out of Penn Station for more than 90 minutes because of signal problems east of the East River tunnels.

Heat and anxiety wear on commuters at Jamaica
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Heat and anxiety wear on commuters at Jamaica station in Queens on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, after the Long Island Rail Road suspended service into and out of Penn Station for more than 90 minutes.

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Long Island Rail Road workers explain the delays to the crowd on the upper platform at Jamaica station in Queens on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, after service into and out of Penn Station was suspended for more than 90 minutes.

The sign says it all at Jamaica station
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The sign says it all at Jamaica station in Queens on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, after service into and out of Penn Station was suspended for more than 90 minutes.

Passengers wait at Penn Station for Long Island
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Passengers wait at Penn Station for Long Island Rail Road train service to resume on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. There were major delays caused by track signals just east of the East River tunnels.

Commuters crowd the platform of the westbound tracks
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Commuters crowd the platform of the westbound tracks at the Long Island Rail Road station in Mineola waiting for a train on July 9, 2015. The delay occurred as police investigated the deaths of a man and a woman, both 29, who were hit and killed by a train near the Hollis station in Queens.

Hundreds of passengers wait at Penn Station after
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Hundreds of passengers wait at Penn Station after an eastbound LIRR train derailed in an East River tunnel on June 17, 2013.

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These Long Island Rail Road commuters head for their trains Wednesday evening, Jan. 29, 2014, in Penn Station after contending with delays caused by a tunnel fire.

Commuters wait at Jamaica station in Queens for
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Commuters wait at Jamaica station in Queens for Long Island Rail Road trains that had been delayed on May 16, 2013 by a fallen power line in an East River tunnel.

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