Cuomo: Easier LIRR morning commute ahead

Communters wait LIRR at the Ronkonkoma LIRR station.

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Communters wait LIRR at the Ronkonkoma LIRR station. (Nov. 5, 2012) (Credit: James Carbone)

The Long Island Rail Road will return to 83 percent service in time for today's morning commute, but officials warned full service may not be restored until next year.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Sunday that, with Amtrak completing temporary repairs in two East River tunnels damaged during superstorm Sandy two weeks ago, the LIRR would be able to operate most of its usual trains.


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