East River Tunnels
One delay after another for Long Island Rail Road riders is due to problems with Amtrak equipment, and Long Islanders now want a say in how Amtrak is run.
Sen. Charles Schumer said Amtrak’s plan includes overhauling its track inspection program that calls for a more proactive approach to infrastructure maintenance.
The Long Island Rail Road was subject to delays and cancellations for the Wednesday evening rush, due to an unspecified “track condition.”
Life after Superstorm Sandy has left Long Island Rail Road commuters in a tight spot – literally. Their trains have been crowded because of storm damage, and they are angry about it.
The railroad said an Amtrak derailment blocking one of the East River tunnels will force it to cancel about 16 eastbound trains during the PM rush hour.