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LIRR restores service after substation fire

September 21, 2013 3:38:03 PM PDT
The LIRR has restored full service on the Long Beach Branch following an earlier fire. The first Westbound train will depart Long Beach at 4:25PM. The first Eastbound will depart Valley Stream at 4:22PM.

The LIRR had suspended service Saturday between Valley Stream and Long Beach due to a fire at a substation in Island Park.

Local service continued to operate on the Long Beach Branch between Jamaica and Valley Stream.

Buses were secured for Long Beach customers, arriving at Long Beach early Saturday afternoon.

All Babylon Branch westbound trains added stops at Lynbrook to accommodate customers from the Long Beach Branch.

Investigators are still looking into what caused the fire.


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