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LIRR announces sweeping plan to close platform gaps


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LIRR announces sweeping plan to close platform gaps


The Long Island Rail Road announced a sweeping plan Wednesday to mitigate dangerous gaps between trains and platforms by an average of 3 inches at stations systemwide with a combination of metal plates that will be added at the base of each car door and changing standards for train clearance.


The LIRR is also floating a plan to extend a train platform at Syosset, where passengers step over gaps of more than a foot, by 600 feet to the east.


At the same time, the LIRR will triple spending on gap remediation, bumping $7.2 million spent this past year to $20.7 million in 2008.


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