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Letter: LIRR needs to react quicker for riders

Commuters walk in the tunnel-like main hallway at

Commuters walk in the tunnel-like main hallway at Penn Station, the main LIRR passenger area outside the waiting room on June 27, 2012. Credit: Craig Ruttle

Your report on the third Long Island Rail Road disruption in a week hit home, as I’ve been a rider for more than 30 years [“3rd LIRR disruption,” News, Aug. 19]. It is sad when these events happen, but I do criticize the LIRR for not making it easier for people to get to work.

I was at the Syosset station recently and was told it would be 90 minutes to two hours for trains to start moving again. Many people went to other stations. Four of us shared a cab and went to the Wantagh station, about 15 minutes away. It would have been very helpful if the LIRR had added a couple of stops in Wantagh and at other stations. We saw express trains zoom by us, and we could see they weren’t full.

Because so many of us were now at Wantagh, the scheduled trains were packed, and we had to wait for later trains.

Kevin H. Fox, Jericho