2-Hour Delays on LIRR's Ronkonkoma Branch After Train Hits Car: MTA

Commuters coming from Long Island had to deal with delays topping 2 hours Thursday morning after a train on the Ronkonkoma branch hit a car on the tracks, officials said.

Service had been suspended between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma after a Manhattan-bound train hit a car near a grade crossing at East Little Neck Parkway at about 6:45 a.m.

Trains got moving again at about 8:30 a.m., but delays on the line were averaging 2 hours, the MTA says.

The car was not occupied at the time of the crash and no injuries were reported, authorities said.

Other lines, including the Hempstead, Oyster Bay and Port Jefferson branches are reporting some congestion-related delays due to the collision, according to the MTA.

LIRR customers are urged to use alternate branches or forms of transportation. for their morning commute.  

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