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LIRR: Normal evening rush anticipated after Babylon branch service resumes

A westbound LIRR train struck a man in

A westbound LIRR train struck a man in his 50s or 60s at the Baldwin station at 1:11 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, LIRR officials said. Above, authorities at the scene after the accident. Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Service on the Long Island Rail Road's Babylon branch has been restored after "an unauthorized person on the tracks" was struck and killed by a train Wednesday afternoon, the railroad said.

About 4 p.m., the LIRR said service was on or close, and commuters should expect a normal evening rush hour.

The service suspension, in both directions between Babylon and Jamaica, lasted about two hours, the LIRR said.

A man in his 50s or 60s was struck at 1:11 p.m. around five-to-six train-car lengths east of the Baldwin station, as the westbound train was approaching to make a stop, an MTA spokesman said. The train was due in at 1:10 p.m.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, an LIRR spokeswoman said.

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