Cell phones most annoying to LIRR commuters

(09/20/06) HUNTINGTON STATION - Railroad commuters declared cell phones are their biggest pet peeve, according to a LIRR survey released Wednesday. The Long Island Rail Road Commuter Council surveys

News 12 Staff

Sep 20, 2006, 10:30 PM

Updated 6,515 days ago

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(09/20/06) HUNTINGTON STATION - Railroad commuters declared cell phones are their biggest pet peeve, according to a LIRR survey released Wednesday.
The Long Island Rail Road Commuter Council surveys rail commuters annually to address their concerns. Receiving more than twice as many entries as the runner up, cell phones are seen as the most annoying part of the train ride. Some commuters say people simply speak too loudly when they are on their cell phone, which they say is very inconsiderate. LIRR officials say they do not want to have to ban cell phones and are asking people to be more considerate in the future.
While past surveys were dominated by complaints about dirty, overcrowded and late trains, this year Long Islanders chose people putting their feet on the seats as the second most annoying part of their LIRR experience.
 


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