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Workers repair the escalator at the Lindenhurst station,
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Workers repair the escalator at the Lindenhurst station, where an 88-year-old woman died after an accident there. It is one of 10 escalators undergoing repairs and upgrades in the LIRR system. (Aug. 20, 2012)(Credit: Ed Betz)

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Out-of-service escalators at LIRR stations

Almost half of the LIRR's 19 escalators are shut down because of safety concerns uncovered during a review triggered by the March death of an 88-year-old woman on a Lindenhurst station escalator. Workers have been replacing several major components, making repairs and installing new safety technology on 10 of the 19 escalators, some of which are nearly 30 years old.