What happens when you cancel all the LIRR trains headed to Penn Station & put everyone into the subway at once? pic.twitter.com/cQ5tScW95o— Sean Ryan (@sjr765) September 2, 2015
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.
Crowds heading towards Archer Ave entrance for E train to Penn station pic.twitter.com/RXPUdQaviQ— Jamie Martines (@Jamie_Martines) September 2, 2015