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LIRR trains running on or close to schedule after morning delays, cancellations

The Long Island Rail Road is now operating on or close to schedule out of Atlantic Terminal on the Hempstead and Far Rockaway branches after some morning rush hour trains were canceled and others were running late due to a passenger needing unspecified “medical assistance,” according to the railroad's tweets.

The Ronkonkoma and Port Jefferson branches are also now on or close to schedule after a female passenger on an eastbound train, the 7:29 a.m. out of Atlantic Terminal to Valley Stream, was in need of medical assistance at the East New York station, an LIRR spokeswoman said. It was reported at 7:50 a.m.; the woman was removed by EMS and taken to a hospital and her condition is not known at this time. Customers were told earlier in the morning to anticipate 10 minute delays on eastbound service to Hempstead and Far Rockaway from Atlantic Terminal.

The 8:45 a.m. train from Hempstead due at Atlantic Terminal at 9:34 a.m. was canceled due to the customer in need of medical assistance. The LIRR's tweets instructed customers to take the 9:04 a.m. from Hempstead due Atlantic Terminal at 9:56 a.m.

Earlier, the 7:19 a.m. train from Huntington that was due to arrive at Atlantic Terminal at 8:25 a.m. was canceled at Jamaica and the 7:36 a.m. train from Hempstead due to arrive at Atlantic Terminal at 8:30 a.m. was also canceled at Jamaica.

Additionally, the 7:37 a.m. train from Huntington due at Penn at 8:37 a.m. was operating 37 minutes late after being delayed at Westbury due to the same medical issue.

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