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LIRR Mucked Up After 2 Different Trains Hit and Kill 2 People

The suspensions come at the same time the LIRR made changes to at least 24 peak and off-peak trains for required work

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    LIRR Mucked Up After 2 Different Trains Kill 2 People

    The LIRR was suspended from Jamaica to Penn and on the Ronkonkoma branch from Ronkonkoma to Hicksville. Katherine Creag reports.

    (Published Monday, Aug. 6, 2018)

    What to Know

    • The Long Island Railroad was suspended between Jamaica and Penn Station after a person was hit by a train; only limited service is restored

    • The Ronkonkoma Branch was suspended from Ronkonkoma to Hicksville, but limited service both directions has since been restored

    • The suspensions come at the same time the LIRR made changes to at least 24 peak and off-peak trains for required work

    The Long Island Railroad's Ronkonkoma Branch from Ronkonkoma to Hicksville and service between Jamaica to Penn Station was suspended after two people were hit and killed by two different trains Monday morning, the agency says. 

    Both suspensions were the result of non-passenger trains hitting unauthorized people on the tracks, one near Woodside and the other was hit just east of the Hicksville Station. Both people hit by the trains were killed, officials said. 

    Limited service was restored around 5:45 a.m. from Jamaica to Penn Station, about 45 minutes after service was stopped. Eastbound service on the Ronkonkoma Branch was restored around 6 a.m., about two hours after the suspension was reported. Limited westbound service came back 40 minutes later.

    By 8:10 a.m., the LIRR said customers should expect system-wide delays of about 30 minutes. 

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    Commuters are urged to use other branches. The subways are cross-honoring at Jamaica, Kew Gardens, Forest Hills, Woodside and Penn Station. 

    The suspensions come at the same time the LIRR made changes to at least 24 peak and off-peak trains for required work. Click here for information on those service changes. 

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