LIRR Service Back on Schedule After Man Hit

An Amtrak train is stuck inside a Hudson River tunnel, and there are additional air conditioning problems at Penn Station

Tuesday, May 29, 2012  |  Updated 9:47 PM EDT
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LIRR Service Back on Schedule After Man Hit

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Long Island Rail Road service is back running on or close to regular schedule after an evening of heavy delays due to a man being struck.

A train headed to Penn Station hit a 50-year-old man on the tracks near the Forest Hills section of Queens at about 4:20 p.m., causing long delays for commuters.

Riders on the train were transferred to another train to get to Penn Station.

The incident caused train service suspensions on both east- and west-bound trains. After an evening of long delays, trains were running on or close to schedule by 9:30 p.m.

It wasn't the only problem commuters faced at Penn Station Tuesday evening: New Jersey Transit said an air conditioning problem there pushed temperatures in the station into the 90s, while an Amtrak train stuck inside a Hudson River tunnel caused delays of 20 to 30 minutes.

PATH cross-honored NJ Transit tickets from 33rd Street to Newark and Hoboken from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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