Service cuts on the branch may be restored.
That would be good news for riders who back in 2010 found that the number of off-peak trains to and from New York’s Penn Station was reduced from every half hour to every hour.
But Newsday reports that MTA officials may schedule more trains on the Port Washington branch “after a 2011 ridership drop of more than 411,000 on that line – a dramatic decline linked to the reduction of off-peak trains.” The MTA would also look for ways to increase revenue, according to Newsday.
No word yet if or when a decision will be made about service restoration.
How have the service cuts affected you? Do you travel to the city less? Do you opt to drive in or carpool instead?