Twitter Users Had Their Knives Out for the LIRR This Morning

Train delays enrage riders

The Long Island Railroad was cruising for a bruising this morning on Twitter. (Photo: Flickr Creative Commons)

The Long Island Railroad was cruising for a bruising this morning on Twitter. (Photo: Flickr Creative Commons)

New Jersey Transit riders aren’t the only ones who have to deal with annoying delays.

Commuters fumed Wednesday morning when power was shut off in one of the East River tunnels, snarling traffic on the Long Island Railroad. Trains in and out of Penn Station were suspended thanks to the signal problems, which affected traffic between the East River and Jamaica. Even after service was restored around 9:30 AM, there were long residual delays.

As during any transit crisis, annoyed riders aired their grievances on Twitter. #LIRR was the top trending topic in New York Wednesday morning, as the railroad took a virtual beating:

Maybe someday both train lines will get into Penn Station on time. Wouldn’t that be magical?

Twitter Users Had Their Knives Out for the LIRR This Morning