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LIRR Resumes at Penn Station After Power Outage Downs Trains, MTA Says

By Aidan Gardiner | September 2, 2015 8:18am

NEW YORK CITY — Long Island Rail Road restored limited service to and from Penn Station after a power outage east of the East River tubes suspended service about 7:50 a.m., the MTA said.

Some service resumed about 9:20 a.m. with shuttles running every 15 minutes between Jamaica and Penn Station, the MTA said.

They also ran every 30 minutes for riders at Forest Hills, Kew Gardens and Woodside Stations, the MTA said.

The MTA also restored limited Port Washington Branch service, officials said.

LIRR fares would be cross-honored on the E, 7, 2 and 3 subway lines, officials said.

It was not immediately clear what sparked the outage or when regular service would resume.

The suspension clogged subway platforms and riders posted accounts of the transit headaches to social media.