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LIRR enacts stopgap safety measure

Ray Kenny, the new acting president of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), hopes a policy enacted Friday will make gaps between trains and station platforms safer for the time being. LIRR started its

News 12 Staff

Jan 26, 2007, 10:55 PM

Updated 6,378 days ago

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Ray Kenny, the new acting president of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), hopes a policy enacted Friday will make gaps between trains and station platforms safer for the time being.
LIRR started its new safety procedure at the Flatbush station. The doors on rear train cars, where platform gaps are wider, were closed, while the front train doors remained open. Kenny says commuter safety is a priority, but acknowledges this measure is temporary. Some commuters complain closing doors will be inconvenient because they will have to walk through several cars to find a seat.
Other gap-related measures taken by the LIRR include posting warning signs, moving some tracks and platforms closer together and placing bumper boards along sides of platforms.


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