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LIRR 'improved' while reported gap accidents rise

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LIRR 'improved' while reported gap accidents rise

 

A detailed three-month evaluation of the Long Island Rail Road proclaims the system in excellent physical shape but points out several significant problems, including unreliable diesel engines and severely overgrown trackside vegetation.

 

The report by former Metro-North head Donald Nelson, released yesterday, notes that reported LIRR gap accidents, in a comparison of the same six-month periods of 2006 and 2007, were up 145 percent. It makes only passing mention of the railroad's response to customer safety.

Full story: AMNY icon_offsite.png - October 3, 2007

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When will people learn that the train needs a gap to operate safely through a station. some need to be worked on but some need to be there. why are people becoming more irresponsible when boarding and exiting the trains.

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I've never been able to understand why the gaps are so much larger on the LIRR than on the Metro-North. Is that truly the case, or are there just more accidents on the LIRR?

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