LIRR trains in Island Park back in service

A fire at a Long Island Rail Road

A fire at a Long Island Rail Road substation in Island Park has temporarily suspended trains in both directions between Long Beach and Valley Stream. There have been no reported injuries, and the cause of the fire is unknown. (Sept. 21, 2013) (Credit: Bill Bennett)

Service has been restored after a fire at a Long Island Rail Road substation in Island Park temporarily suspended trains in both directions between Long Beach and Valley Stream on Saturday afternoon.

The service suspension began at 12:30 p.m., said LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena. About 3:30 p.m., crews were still working on restoring the service and service was restored by 4:15 p.m., Arena said.

There have been no reported injuries, and the cause of the fire is unknown.


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Firefighters from Island Park responded to the scene, Arena said.

With Scott Eidler

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