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LIRR fares rise, but where is better service?

A Long Island Rail Road train derailed at

A Long Island Rail Road train derailed at the Atlantic Terminal on Jan. 4, 2017, police said. Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

Fares rise, but where is better service?

The problems on the Long Island Rail Road are like a death by a thousand cuts [“LIRR chief details ‘havoc’ of bumpy week,” News, Feb. 22].

In addition to derailments and poor communication, now becoming the norm more often are peak delays, cancellations and combined trains.

On Feb. 10, snow removal at the station and on the platforms was poor, leaving extremely hazardous conditions.

More recently, a conductor engaged in the trend of alternative facts by saying that a train had eight cars, “which is always the case.” In fact, that train usually has 10 cars.

I don’t mind spending more to receive better service, but LIRR is getting progressively worse as ridership increases — and we are being asked to pay more.

Suzanne Mueller, Great Neck

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