LONG ISLAND CITY, Queens — The months-long rail repairs dubbed the “Summer of Hell” by Gov. Andrew Cuomo felt more like a summer of inconvenience, at least on the first workday of the extensive repair and replacement project.
Whether or not the situation will be harder for commuters to bear as the track work continues remains to be seen, but rail passengers had their own assessments of the situation, of which they wanted the people running the MTA to take heed.
Perhaps the most interesting takeaway from the first compromised commuter workday was how its changes proved positive for some passengers.
“In this case,” said Long Island Railroad commuter Tim Searvant, “[my commute is] easier because I don’t have to go all the way across town in the afternoon.”
He was one of a number of people who spoke with PIX11 News who were following