Wednesday, August 8, 2007


"You have to send more trains. The overcrowding is getting dangerous." That's what the Forest Hills station manager told the LIRR manager at Penn Station.

A summer thunder storm once again crippled the public transportation system in Queens and the MTA has no idea what to do.

Pictures are of the station manager on the phone pleading with LIRR dispatchers to send more than the scheduled hourly train, advising the crowd of the situation (he has a barely audible voice box which added confusion) and general chaos at the Forest Hills LIRR stop this morning at 11:00am. This was 5 hours after the rain stopped. I don't want to know what it was like at rush hour. Oh yes, it was 95 and humid to add to the danger. I saw at least one ambulance crew on the platform.