Trainspotter 0 Posted December 28, 2007 Share #1 Posted December 28, 2007 Wide gaps remain at 36 LIRR stations Sixteen months after a Minnesota teen fell into a gap and was killed at the Long Island Rail Road's Woodside station in Queens, passengers still step over gaps greater than 9 inches - large enough for some people to fall through - at 36 stations in the system. Although the LIRR earlier this month announced plans to install 1- or 2-inch metal plates at the base of every car door to reduce gaps, officials say that work will take an estimated two years to complete. "A lot of people could be injured in two years," said Christina Diekman, 64, of Manhattan, who has spent more than three months recovering from leg injuries she suffered after falling into the gap at the Syosset station. Full story: - December 27, 2007 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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