Cuomo Wants Discounted LIRR Tickets During Repairs

Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling on the Long Island Railroad to offer reduced fares to commuters who are impacted by repairs at Penn Station this Summer.

Amtrak will begin repairs next month that will result in LIRR cancelations and trains being diverted.  Cuomo said commuters shouldn’t have to pay full price because they’re not going to receive the service they’re supposed to.

"LIRR riders unable to go into Penn Station this summer because of Amtrak's emergency repair work deserve a discounted fare for enduring the inconvenience of a disrupted commute," Cuomo said.

The MTA has indicated support for the governor’s plan.

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