LIRR Riders Plan Ahead for ‘Summer of Hell' Commute

LIRR commuters are urged to prepare on how to get to work Monday morning as the Penn Station 'Summer of Hell' commences.

One could brave the train.

There will be a reduced number of trains still running to Penn Station, or you could use the LIRR to get to the subway in Brooklyn or Queens, which will work for a 25 percent discount.

"I'm going to carpool from there," said Brian Jarvis of Massapequa.

"I'm getting ready to say that I might have to work from home a little bit more," lamented Kerry Robinson of Huntington Station.

The ferry is another option.

"It's a great way to get to work. You sit back and head to the city," said Kareem Abraham, a ferry captain.

Ferries leaving Glen Cove for Wall Street and 34th Street already made tests runs Friday that took about an hour. The ferries can typically carry about 400 riders.

Mark Gallucci of Commack, still hasn't decided on his Monday plan.

His last option could be hopping a bus.

"Try to enjoy the weekend, forget about it and come Monday, I'm going to be very anxious about it," he suggested.

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