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MTA considers major changes for LIRR's peak schedule

A Long Island Rail Road conductor holds the

A Long Island Rail Road conductor holds the doors as MTA passengers exit an eastbound train at the Hicksville LIRR station. (July 19, 2010) Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

The LIRR hasn't altered its peak schedule since 1995, when it extended its evening peak period by an hour, to 8 p.m.

Now, the MTA is may alter it again.

As part of a plan to raise overall fare revenue by 7.5 percent in January 2011, officials have floated the idea of extending peak travel times in the morning. In addition to a general ticket fare hike, they are also considering charging peak fares to "reverse commuters" who travel eastbound in the mornings and westbound in the evenings.

>> Read Alfonso A. Castillo's full story

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