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LIRR resumes service between Jamaica and Hicksville

File photo: An LIRR train prepares to leave

File photo: An LIRR train prepares to leave the station in Mineola. (Feb. 23, 2010) Photo Credit: Newsday / Karen Wiles Stabile

Long Island Rail Road service between Jamaica and Hicksville was suspended Monday afternoon after a person was hit by a train, according to Nassau County police. It was later reopened with delays of up to 90 minutes at one point in some branches.

As of 6:30 p.m., there were residual delays of 10 to 20 minutes on the Oyster Bay, Huntington/Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma branches.

"Someone was hit by a train at about 2:14 p.m.," said a police spokesman who could not provide further details.

At 3:32 p.m., service was restored in one track, although several trains were not making their regularly scheduled stop in Mineola

Earlier, an LIRR spokesman confirmed service was suspended but did not give a reason. "We haven't gotten any notice from the police," spokesman Stanley Davis said. "We are hoping to get the line back very soon, but a number of trains are standing by."

Davis said that service was stopped at 2:40 p.m. affecting "all branches, except Port Washington.

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