MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBS 2) – Mass transit around the Tri-State finally began to move again after the blizzard brought the commute to a standstill but many suffered a long ride to work Tuesday morning and were set to face much of the same for the afternoon.
The LIRR said service is not fully back up to speed and commuters were already saying that’s an understatement. Officially there is limited service on the Babylon, Port Jefferson, Port Washington, and Ronkonkoma lines.
Service was still suspended on the Jamaica, Far Rockaway, Hempstead, Long Beach, Montauk, Oyster Bay and West Hempstead lines.
Several commuters had been waiting for hours with no trains and no information. “There is so little information, actually there’s some information, but as of yet, it’s all proven to be 100-percent incorrect,” said LIRR commuter Anderson Clark.
“They said at 11 o’clock, there were four lines in operation. Well, obviously they’re not. So the information given is as bad as the airlines,” said commuter Bruce Cole.
Sharna Jenkins and her family were just ending a two-day odyssey up from Georgia and trying to get back home to Baldwin with little LIRR service Tuesday morning.
“We got to Penn and we were there for about two hours waiting for trains. There were people everywhere and no trains. And they finally opened up a train for Huntington. So that’s it. Now we’re just trying to get home,” Jenkins said.