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.
"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.