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LIRR service resumes along Ronkonkoma Branch after person struck by train

 LIRR
Posted at 7:20 AM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 08:35:55-04

LONG ISLAND — The Long Island Rail Road said service has resumed after being temporarily suspended along the Ronkonkoma Branch on Tuesday morning due to a person being struck by a train.

Service was initially suspended just after 6:30 a.m. in both directions between Ronkonkoma and Hicksville.

Just after 8a.m. the LIRR tweeted that service had been restored, with residual delays up to 90 minutes.

The person was hit on the train tracks just east of the Brentwood station, the transit agency said.

EMS and MTA Police were both on the scene.

Keep an eye on the LIRR Twitter account for the latest updates on service delays and train cancellations.

The LIRR said Port Jefferson/Huntington trains will be making all local stops west of Hicksville to accomodate passengers.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.