Nassau County executive, local officials discuss elimination of LIRR express train service in Great Neck

Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman joined local officials to discuss the elimination of Long Island Rail Road express train service in Great Neck.
They say nine villages and other communities in the Town of North Hempstead would be hurt by the move.
They say the new proposed schedule would increase commuting time from Great Neck to Manhattan and decrease the number of trains in service each day.
Officials are also unhappy with the railroad's plan to bring back 1980s-era train cars because of fleet shortages.