Sunday, August 31, 2008

Welcome Back Gift

Good news for LIRR riders like me. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the 5:24.

One weakness of the LIRR has been the big gap between the 5:04pm Forest Hills train out of Penn Station and the next one, 5:38pm. That 34 minute gap at rush hour makes the 5:38 almost as crowded as a subway. The MTA has addressed that slight discomfort by adding a 5:24pm out of Penn stopping first at (of course) Forest Hills. Service starts September 2nd.

Great work MTA, thanks for going Forest Hills' way.

I take a later train, but plan on checking out the 5:24 the first chance I get. No word on whether the train will be christened with a bagged tall boy.