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Letter: Anticipate third track in Nassau

An LIRR train disappears into a tunnel westbound

An LIRR train disappears into a tunnel westbound on the way to Penn Station via an East River tunnel under the 49th Avenue underpass in Hunter's Point, Queens onMay 11, 2011. Credit: Craig Ruttle

Let's hope that the new Ellison Avenue bridge over the Long Island Rail Road Main Line in Westbury has been designed to allow room for the eventual third track through this area ["Demolition on deck," News, April 8].

This third track from Floral Park to Hicksville is an absolute necessity if both Nassau and Suffolk counties hope to attract a significant number of reverse commuters from the city.

Robert Ward Cullen, East Williston

Editor's note: The writer is a retired LIRR assistant station manager and ticket office supervisor.


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