Fed-Up Commuters Want To Know When LIRR Will Put Into Service Promised New Fleet Of Electric Cars

By Jennifer McLogan with CBS New York

Originally published in CBS New York

The LIRR denied CBS2’s request for an interview or train tour but said in an email the promised rollout of the first batch of 92 cars will be delayed several weeks due to a variety of issues that have come up during operational testing.

That’s unacceptable, according to state Sen. James Gaughrin.

“The fact that they bungled the rollout of these new cars that are so desperately needed is just unbelievable,” said Gaughrin, a Nassau County Democrat.

He said the contractor should be held accountable for over-budget late delivery.

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