Critics slam LIRR gap improvements

While Long Island Rail Road recently announced that 70 percent of the widest gaps between station platforms and trains have been fixed, critics say it's just not true. LIRR officials said gaps at Plandome,

News 12 Staff

Apr 27, 2007, 9:37 PM

Updated 6,287 days ago

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While Long Island Rail Road recently announced that 70 percent of the widest gaps between station platforms and trains have been fixed, critics say it's just not true.
LIRR officials said gaps at Plandome, Port Jefferson, Hicksville, Cedarhurst, Lawrence and many door openings at Syosset have been narrowed. Those stations had gaps of 10 inches or wider.
Railroad critic Peter Haynes isn't satisfied. "Going from 10 to 8 inches is an improvement clearly," Haynes said. "But when the ADA specification is 3 inches, it's a long ways off from being what I would consider a real fix."
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which runs the LIRR, said the remaining problem gaps would be resolved by September of this year.
Related Information: LIRR gap report points finger at commuter traffic LIRR declares partial gap success, critics wary MTA Gap Report


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