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LIRR: Suspended service on part of Long Beach line restored

Long Island Rail Road service has been restored between Long Beach and Valley Stream after a temporary suspension, officials said Sunday.

Service was partially suspended for about two hours due to a PSEG Long Island electric switch issue, officials said.

PSEG Long spokesman Jeffrey Weir said the agency had to de-energize a defective transmission switch that helps power tracks at a crossing east of Lynbrook as a precaution.

Crews restored power to the tracks by 7 p.m., he said. Train service was restored less than an hour later.

“We do not know the cause of the problem,” he said. “We will investigate it in the morning.”

The LIRR had earlier reported service was suspended due to fallen wires on the tracks.

Only two trains had been affected by 6 p.m., Nancy Gamerman said, noting LIRR crews were also on the scene.

Also Sunday, two other trains were delayed by about 20 minutes between Oyster Bay and Jamaica because of an unauthorized car on the tracks at the Elm Street crossing in Glen Cove, Gamerman said.

The vehicle got stuck on the tracks behind C&J Service Station after the driver mistook the tracks for a road while using a GPS service in the dark at 4:52 p.m., Glen Cove Police said.

The vehicle had minimal damage and was towed away by 5:23 p.m., officials said.

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