It's been tough year for the Long Island Rail Road--from lightning to tunnel --taking the train this year has left many commuters with a few more shades of gray atop their head.
And now comes news, from a Newsday article Tuesday, that an employee error was to blame for shutting down the entire LIRR system on Sept. 29 following a lightning strike. That error helped to turn an hour-long commute for many passengers into a 6-7 hour nightmare.
We want to hear from you. Do you take the LIRR to work? Is the service really that bad or are these disruptions to be expected considering unpredictable weather and the challenges of running the nation's busiest commuter railroad? Vote in the poll below and share your thoughts in the comments section.