LIRR: Trains on time after morning delays
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The Long Island Rail Road was running on or close to schedule Friday afternoon following a morning of delays.
The railroad temporarily suspended service on the Ronkonkoma line in both directions between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma for about 20 minutes early Friday because of a disabled train in single-track territory west of Ronkonkoma. The LIRR said in an email advisory at about 8:20 a.m. that service had been suspended and then in another email at about 8:40 a.m. that it had been restored. Residual delays lasted through the morning rush.
During the suspension of service, passengers were advised to use alternate service on the Babylon, Port Jefferson and Montauk branches.
In addition, the LIRR had reported just after 10 a.m. that westbound trains were operating on or close to schedule through Jamaica, but eastbound trains were experiencing 15-minute residual eastbound delays because of switch trouble. Those delays were cleared by the afternoon.
Earlier, switch trouble at Jamaica had also resulted at least one canceled train, the LIRR said.