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Bus Commuters Brace for Overcrowding as LIRR Strike Threat Looms

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A strike is sure to impact bus service in the city.

Riders on the express bus into Midtown from Little Neck, Queens say it currently takes about an hour, and they can always get a seat.

If the LIRR stops running, however, things are going to get crowded.

"It's not crowded right now, but we're afraid with the strike—it will be very crowded," says Little Neck Resident Lily Chua.

"When the strike happen, I've got to leave the house earlier to get here," says Rockaway Resident Fena Shamsundr.

"Yeah, I am worried about it and I'm even thinking that I'm going to stay with friends and family in order to avoid all of this," Long Island Resident Ethel Herrera.

There are no subways in Northeast Queens around Little Neck.

Some bus riders we spoke with say they're also mulling over whether to drive to a subway station in another part of Queens in order to avoid what are sure to be overcrowded buses.

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