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A status board at the Metro-North Railroad station - Stamford, CT - Oct 4, 2010 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

A status board at the Metro-North Railroad station – Stamford, CT – Oct 4, 2010 – Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

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STAMFORD, CT (WCBS 880) - About 10 percent of the Long Island Rail Road ran late between July and September of 2010.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane talks to commuters

About 2 percent of Metro-North trains ran behind schedule.

One LIRR afternoon departure from Babylon to Penn Station was late 32 times, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

A pair of New Haven Line trains to and from Grand Central were late 10 times this summer.

A Metro-North train - Stamford, CT - Oct 4, 2010 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

A Metro-North train - Stamford, CT - Oct 4, 2010 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

WCBS 880 reporter Paul Murnane asked one man at the Stamford train station, “How do you think the service is? I mean, has it been an okay summer?”

“It sits and starts a little bit,” the man answered.

Murnane asked another man, “How long you been riding?”

The man answered, “Let’s see, about two years. Long Island Rail Road before that.”

Murnane replied, “Oh, so you can compare the two.”

The man said, “Much better here, much better.”

Murnane followed up, “Metro-North is better than LIRR?”

The man confirmed, saying “In my experience.”

One rider at the station said he doesn’t think the commute is getting better, but it’s not getting worse.

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