A Long Island Rail Road employee cleaning off the platform of one of the railroad's branches. (Photo credit: MTA)
A Long Island Rail Road employee cleaning off the platform of one of the railroad’s branches. (Photo credit: MTA)

If all goes to plan, lovestruck Long Island Rail Road commuters traveling back to the Island won’t have to postpone any Valentine’s Day plans.

Helpless romantics received good news Friday afternoon when the LIRR said it will operate a regular evening rush hour schedule. Commuters can send their Cupid-themed thank you cards to LIRR personnel who worked around-the-clock to clear heavy snow deposited on tracks during Thursday’s nor’easter.

Still, the LIRR advised lovebirds to allow extra travel time and use caution on platforms and stairs while boarding and leaving trains.

As of Friday afternoon, the railroad was reporting good service across the board.

This should be welcome news to commuters who earlier in the day were forced to adjust to a modified weekday schedule. Officials canceled 14 trains due to the storm, affecting nearly all of its branches.

Thursday’s storm also caused scattered 15 to 20 minute delays systemwide, but service improved later in the day.

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Railroad officials suggested that travelers seeking real time train information should download the TrainTime app or check the MTA’s website. Customers can also call 718-217-5477.

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