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LIRR: Full service restored on Port Washington Branch after person struck, killed by train

Full service was restored on the Long Island Rail Road's Port Washington Branch just before 9 a.m. Monday, about 3 1/2 hours after a train struck and killed a person on the tracks between the Little Neck and Great Neck stations, officials said. The MTA has not released details of the incident, other than to confirm the fatality. No passengers were injured in the incident.

Officials said the 5:09 a.m. from Port Washington to Penn Station was held at Little Neck as a result and said the 5:29 a.m. train from Penn Station east, scheduled to arrive at Port Washington at 6:13 a.m., had been canceled.

The LIRR first suspended all service on the branch, then restored limited service between Bayside and Penn Station before restoring all service around 9 a.m.

Customers were asked to use the Oyster Bay Branch or alternate stations including Mineola, New Hyde Park and Queens Village during the service suspensions, with customers at Woodside station able to cross over to mainline platform B for westbound service. NYCT cross-honored Port Washington customers on the 7 line at Flushing Main Street, Woodside, and 34th St., the railroad said.


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