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Long Island

Third rail power issues cause delays, cancellations on LIRR eastbound

LIRR customers can expect some residual eastbound delays and cancellations during the Monday evening rush hour due to third-rail power problems east of Jamaica.

Crews are on scene and working to restore full service as soon as possible, officials said.

The problem appeared to have started at about 5 p.m. and caused at least one cancellation, The train that left at 5:19 p.m. from Atlantic Terminal and was due in Hempstead at 6:08 p.m., the LIRR tweeted.

The commuter rail reported shortly before 6 p.m. that trains were at or close to schedule in both directions, with delays of up to 15 minutes on all branches.

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