LIRR looks at improvements after lightning strike

January 31, 2012 4:02:25 AM PST
The Long Island Rail Road says it desperately needs to spend another $500,000 to protect its new $56 million signal system.

That system was seriously damaged by a lightning strike last September that brought most of the railroad to a crawl, stranding thousands of passengers.

The planned improvements include better surge protection and more isolation of computer processors.

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