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LIRR service disrupted between Queens, Manhattan after person struck by work train: MTA

Long Island Rail Road
Posted at 5:36 AM, Oct 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-13 06:48:12-04

QUEENS — Long Island Rail Road service between Queens and Manhattan was disrupted Tuesday morning after a person was struck by a train in Queens, the MTA said.

The LIRR Twitter account tweeted around 5:10 a.m. that an unauthorized person on the tracks was struck by an equipment train near the Woodside station in Queens.

MTA police, EMS and LIRR personnel were on the scene, the account said. The condition of the victim was not immediately known.

Service was initially suspended in both directions between Jamaica, Queens and Penn Station in Manhattan due to the incident.

Around 6:20 a.m., the LIRR tweeted that limited westbound service had been restored, but customers were advised to expect delays and train cancellations.

Riders can check the LIRR Twitter for the latest information on cancellations and service updates.

Port Washington Br. service was not affected.

The LIRR advised customers to take the LIRR to Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn and transer to the No. 2 and 3 subway lines to get into Manhattan. Eastbound customers should take those subways from Penn Station to Atlantic Terminal.

NYC Transit was cross-honoring LIRR fares, the MTA said.