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LIRR Hempstead Branch service restored after crossing gate crash

Damage to Long Island Rail Road gates after

Damage to Long Island Rail Road gates after an auto accident at gate crossing at Franklin Avenue and Sixth Street in Garden City on Monday Credit: Lou Minutoli

Service has been restored on the Long Island Rail Road's Hempstead Branch Monday afternoon after a motor vehicle accident at the Franklin Avenue crossing in Garden City, the railroad said.

A photo from the scene shows severe damage to the Franklin Avenue crossing gates.

The LIRR website said Monday that an extra passenger train departed Penn Station at 5:15 p.m. due in to Hempstead at 6:07 p.m. "to accommodate customers from an earlier suspension of service on the branch as a result of a vehicle accident at the Franklin Avenue crossing in Garden City."

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