LIRR service disruptions to last through weekend

NEW YORK - (AP) - The Long Island Rail Road says testing on itsfire-damaged switching system will last through the weekend.

LIRR says about 68 percent of its usual evening rush hour trainswere in operation yesterday on the nation's largest commuterrailroad.

Today, the railroad says it plans to run its popular afternoonexpress to Montauk, known as the Cannonball, as well as its usualweekend Hamptons Reserve Service.

The LIRR is repairing a complex network of wires and switchesfollowing a cable fire on Monday.

The commuter rail system carries about 265,000 daily riders.

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