NEW YORK CITY — The Long Island Rail Road warned customers of rush-hour delays after a person was struck by a train in Westbury, New York Monday evening.
Delays were "averaging 45 to 60 minutes in both directions on the Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma branches due to an unauthorized person on the tracks being struck by a train at Westbury," the rail company said on its website at 6:14 p.m.
The LIRR's Twitter account indicated that these delays were affecting service out of Penn Station in Manhattan, as well as Brooklyn's Atlantic Terminal.
The 5:40PM from Atlantic Terminal due Long Beach 6:32PM operating 14 minutes late due to unauthorized person on tracks struck by a train.— LIRR (@LIRR) August 15, 2016
The 5:33PM from Penn due Hicksville at 6:29PM 30 minutes late due to an earlier unauthorized person on the tracks being struck by a train.— LIRR (@LIRR) August 15, 2016
A couple of trains out of Penn Station were also canceled, according to the LIRR's Twitter account.
The LIRR's website said customers could expect delays on other branches due to the resulting congestion and suggested travelers consider using alternate branches for eastbound service.
The website also indicated that New Haven line customers going in and out of Grand Central were "experiencing delays of 15 to 20 minutes due to a track condition" as of 6:39 p.m.
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