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LIRR: Trains delayed on Babylon line after woman on tracks

MTA and Nassau County police at the site

MTA and Nassau County police at the site where a woman on the tracks was removed from under the second car of a Long Island Rail Road train in Wantagh on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

A woman on the tracks was removed from underneath the second car of a Long Island Rail Road train by emergency personnel Saturday morning at the Wantagh station, an agency spokesman said.

The train operator spotted the woman as the eastbound train was entering the station about 10:15 a.m. and stopped, said Shams Tarek, an MTA spokesman. Photos taken at the scene show the train with only the first two cars having reached the elevated platform.

It was unclear if she was struck by the train, Tarek said. She was removed from the track by EMTs and was being examined, Tarek said. The extent of any injuries she suffered was not immediately known.

The train remained at the station as of 11:15 a.m. as MTA police conducted an investigation, Tarek said, and the rest of its route was canceled. The passengers aboard the train were able to safely disembark, Tarek said.

A second train, the 9:53 a.m. westbound train from Babylon due at Penn Station at 11:09 a.m., had been delayed at Seaford but has since continued on its route, Tarek said.

The 11:04 a.m. train from Babylon due Penn at 12:09 p.m. was canceled due to the incident, Tarek said.

The line was running on one of two tracks and a westbound train was added to accommodate customers, Tarek said. Other trains were also seeing delays, according to the LIRR’s Twitter account.

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