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Thursday, October 23, 2014
LIRR extends station waiting room hours
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Donovan Berthoud/Herald
LIRR President Helena Williams, along with Mayor Francis Murray, left, and other officials, at the announcement.

Nearly all of the station waiting rooms that were part of the pilot program have automated locks on their doors. A recorded announcement alerts their occupants five minutes before they close. Detectors alert the LIRR security department if someone remains in a waiting room.

The LIRR will continue to assess the impact of the extended waiting room hours, and either modify or end the program at certain stations if circumstances warrant a change.

“We’re pretty excited about it,” said Rockville Centre Mayor Francis Murray. “If you come off the train and you have to wait 10 minutes, now you can stay inside. I explained to them we have thousands of people a day using the Long Island Rail Road to get into the city, and, just as important, we have people visiting our vibrant village every night, so it is important.”

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