NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Long Island Rail Road is adding dozens of trains to its schedule Monday, reversing most of the service cuts imposed earlier this month.

The reduced schedule was prompted by a steep decline in passenger traffic since the pandemic began.

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Fewer trains led to crowded conditions, which had many passengers fearing for their health and safety.

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As of Monday, 68 trains will be added.

The railroad said weekday service will now match the levels in place before the March reductions.

CBSNewYork Team