The Long Island Rail Road logo is shown on the side of a LIRR commuter train, Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Long Beach branch in Long Beach, N.Y. Speaking to a meeting of the Long Island Association Wednesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said $5.6 billion in upgrades will transform the Long Island Rail Road and help make up for decades of neglect. The work will involve laying 10 miles of new track to ease congestion along the busiest part of the rail road, along with the replacement of 20 miles of aging track. Stations will be renovated, parking will be added and signal switches and other equipment will be upgraded. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
In its second day of full service, the brand new Grand Central Madison terminal dealt with signal troubles, leaky ceilings, and crowded trains.
Several trains originally bound for Grand Central Madison were instead detoured to Penn Station because of what the railroad called “a signal problem”. Water leaked down from the ceiling on the mezzanine level, which an MTA spokesman said came from trains on the upper track level.
Commuters also complained about crowding conditions, due to several trains being removed from the schedule and trains with fewer cars than usual.
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)