News

Actions

LIRR train strikes person at Copiague Station, causing delays and cancellations

Posted at 4:31 PM, Oct 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-08 16:44:00-04

NEW YORK – An “unauthorized person” on the tracks was hit by a train at the Copiague Station Thursday, causing delays and cancellations ahead of the evening rush.

The victim’s condition is not yet known.

According to the MTA, the following changes are in effect on the Babylon line:

EASTBOUND

The 2:05PM train from Penn due Babylon at 3:21PM is canceled at Copiague after an unauthorized person on the tracks was struck by the train. Customers are being accommodated by the next eastbound train.

The 2:36PM train from Penn due Babylon at 3:50PM is operating 30 minutes late due to an unauthorized person on the tracks being struck by a train at Copiague Station.

The 3:21PM train from Penn due Babylon at 4:24PM is operating 10 minutes late due to an authorized person on the tracks being struck by a train at Copiague Station.

WESTBOUND

The 3:42PM train from Babylon due Penn at 4:55PM and the 4:06PM train from Babylon due Penn at 5:05PM have been cancelled due to an unauthorized person on the tracks being struck by a train at Copiague Station. Customers will be accommodated by the 4:08PM from Babylon due Penn at 5:23PM

On the Montauk line, LIRR customers are warned that there may be delays as well.