LIRR riders brace for dirtier, crowded trains

The Long Island Rail Road has unveiled another round of cuts to close its $400 million budget deficit.

By late summer, riders can expect more crowded trains, fewer places to buy tickets from agents and dirtier cars, stations and bathrooms.

The MTA is planning to cut the number of cars on some LIRR trains for the morning rush hour.

In addition, the MTA may also eliminate ticket offices in Port Jefferson, Patchogue and Amityville and slash 100 LIRR jobs.

LIRR President Helena Williams says the cuts will have a "low to moderate" impact on commuters. However, Anthony Simon, the head of the railroad union, says the cutback will put the riding public at risk.

MTA - Long Island Rail Road

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