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Metro-North, LIRR increase service

MTA Metro-North Railroad increased train availability by 26 percent.
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MTA Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) today increased capacity on some lines to accommodate increased ridership as some services in the Hudson Valley and Long Island, New York, reopen. 

Metro-North today added 18 trains to its schedule to increase train availability by 26 percent, MTA officials said in a press release.

The railroad also will have 14 train sets positioned at major facilities to operate additional service as necessary. 

Meanwhile, LIRR added 105 rail cars to its service, increasing capacity by 15 percent. 


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