Smoke in subway disrupts LIRR service
LIRR train service was restored after being disrupted Tuesday night on the Long Beach, Hempstead and West Hempstead branches due to smoke in a No. 2 subway train at the Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn, the railroad said.
Service between Jamaica and Atlantic Terminal was suspended at 6:15 p.m. as firefighters cleared the smoke.
The 6:18 p.m. Atlantic Terminal train due 7:07 at West Hempstead was canceled, LIRR said.
Service was restored shortly after 7 p.m., LIRR said, but it warned riders that delays and cancellations were still possible.
As of 7:45 p.m., some eastbound trains were running late by just under 15 minutes.
A subway spokeswoman said the cause of the smoke is being investigated.