Earlier today, the Long Island Rail Road held a press conference led by President Helena Williams to discuss the current service situation. During the press conference, she announced they expect near normal service for tomorrow. A brief press release:
For Wednesday morning’s rush hour, the LIRR anticipates operating near normal service with the exception of bus service being provided in place of train service east of Ronkonkoma on the Main Line and east of Speonk on the Montauk Branch .
Hundreds of LIRR employees are continuing to work around the clock to clear snow and ice from tracks, switches and the third rail for the anticipated restoration of the AM Rush.
Personally I am taking the wait & see approach. I’ve been out on the island today & much of it is still a disaster. I’ll believe it will be normal service when I see or hear it myself. I expect a lot of loading delays at stations tomorrow. In my opinion, service won’t really be back to normal until at least Thursday if not Friday.
xoxo Transit Blogger