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LIRR service restored after person hit, killed by train

LIRR service was restored late Tuesday after a temporary suspension into and out of both Penn Station and Atlantic Terminal, after a train hit and killed a person east of the Queens Village station, officials said.

Delays were still being reported about 8:40 p.m. because of the earlier service suspension after the person was struck in Bellerose, near the intersection of Superior Road and 245th Street.

Salvatore Arena, a spokesman for the Long Island Rail Road, said the train involved was the westbound 4:48 p.m. from Ronkonkoma, scheduled to arrive at Penn Station at 6:08 p.m.

Officials said the investigation was ongoing.

Service was further complicated by a signal issue with a train at Jamaica Station.

“The incident is under investigation to determine to what extent the cause was a mechanical problem with the train or signal, or human error, or some combination,” Arena said in a statement.

The Port Washington Branch was not affected: It is the only one of the LIRR’s 11 branches that does not go through Jamaica.

The victim has not been identified.


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