The Long Island Rail Road said it was operating on or close to schedule during Thursday’s morning commute after a broken crossing gate near the New Hyde Park station earlier caused delays.

At about 8:30 a.m., the commuter service reported delays averaging 10 minutes in both directions on the Oyster Bay, Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma branches.

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The LIRR said the delays were caused by trains operating at reduced speeds because of the broken gate east of the New Hyde Park station.

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The stretch of delays lasted a little more than 40 minutes; the service reported it was close to schedule on its Twitter feed at about 9:30 a.m.