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LIRR to restore mid-day service on Port Washington line

Photo by Christina Santucci
By Philip Newman

The Long Island Rail Road announced Friday it will restore half-hourly midday service on the Port Washington line next month.

The LIRR said restoration of the half-hourly trains would start May 14.

The cuts, which were carried out in 2010 at a time of reduced service throughout the transit system, resulted in the loss of an estimated 180,000 commuters.

The LIRR said it was hopeful the restoration of half-hourly service would bring back the lost commuters.

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