LIRR reports 15 to 20 min. delays both ways between Penn Station & Jamaica due to earlier disabled Amtrak train in East River tunnel
Brittany ComakNov 8, 2017, 12:50 pmNov 8, 2017, 12:52 pm

LIRR back to full service after stuck cars disrupt operations on the night of elections

A delayed commuter tweeted he was worried he would not make in time to vote

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RONKONKOMA — It was a wild ride to say the least for Long Island Railroad commuters heading home Tuesday in the evening rush. Around 5:30 p.m., the LIRR tweeted that a car had been struck on the tracks near Wyandanch. No one was injured in the incident.

Shortly after, the railroad announced they would have to suspend service on the Ronkonkoma branch in both directions. But the incident wasn't over there.

Minutes later, another car, this time near Mineola, was stuck on the tracks. The stuck vehicle halted transport there as well and suspended service on the Oyster Bay and Port Jefferson lines in addition.

Some were delayed almost two hours, and some trains were canceled altogether. Commuters at Ronkonkoma station Wednesday morning said they were delayed by an hour or more, but they think the railroad handled it as best they could.

The events also caused an overcrowding issue at Penn Station. One Twitter user tweeted out a photo of the chaos once he got to Jamaica station. In the tweet, the commuter said he would likely not get to vote.

FiOS1 News checked in with him Wednesday morning and he said he made it home just before the polls closed, but that many may not have.

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