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LIRR Service Back to Normal

Monday, August 30, 2010

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The Long Island Rail Road says commuters can expect normal train service today, after a week of schedule changes and delays. A fire severely damaged the switching system last Monday, disrupting service on the nation's largest commuter railroad.

"We're not anticipating delays at this point," said LIRR spokesman Joe Calderone, adding that the morning and evening rush hour trains should be operating normally. "We will be back to full service, so we will not be operating on the reduced schedule that we were forced to implement last week as a result of the fire."

LIRR officials say more than 200 wires have been assessed or replaced inside the signal station, which was built in the 1920s. Calderone says the station will be modernized later this year.

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