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LIRR: Ronkonkoma line nearly on time; car hits crossing gate

Emergency personnel surround a car that broke through

Emergency personnel surround a car that broke through a crossing gate and landed on Long Island Rail Road tracks near the Bethpage station on Dec. 28, 2015. Credit: Kevin Imm

The Long Island Rail Road is on or close to schedule Monday morning after delays and cancellations caused by a car that wound up on the tracks near Bethpage.

The car broke through a crossing gate, initially causing delays averaging 25 minutes during the early morning rush, the LIRR said.

Shortly before 8 a.m. delays were averaging 10 minutes, the LIRR said in a notice to customers on its website.

By shortly before 8:30 a.m. the Ronkonkoma branch was on or close to schedule, according to the LIRR.

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