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LIRR records best on-time performance in first quarter


MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) posted a record first-quarter on-time performance (OTP) of 96.17 percent for all trains.

Systemwide, OTP exceeded 96 percent during the quarter, LIRR officials said in a prepared statement. LIRR also achieved a 100 percent OTP for 16 rush-hour trains.

The agency attributed the record performance to improved fleet reliability as  demonstrated by a record-breaking level of mean distance between failures, and a new focus on inter-departmental analysis of events resulting in five or more late trains, LIRR officials said.

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