LIRR Rolls Out New Technology To Help Passengers Find Seats

The Long Island Rail Road is rolling out a new schedule and new technology to help riders find seats on trains.

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- The Long Island Railroad is rolling out a new schedule and new technology to help riders find seats on trains. The railroad is installing digital displays that will use a color coded system to tell riders the crowd conditions of each car of an approaching train. Now, the screens will also show where people are standing on the platform in relation to potentially empty seats.

PHILIP ENG: Customers standing on the platforms can simply look up and see the loading information for an incoming train. And they can move along the platform whichever way they'd like to get to a less crowded car.

- The railroad has also posted new service timetables that go into effect Monday. The LIRR says that it is restoring service to roughly 80% of pre-pandemic levels.