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Penn Station Power Outage Causes More LIRR Disruptions Thursday Evening

MIDTOWN — A power outage at Penn Station Thursday evening caused delays and cancellations on the LIRR during the evening commute.

The “Amtrak power problems” caused a loss of third rail power to 12 tracks at the station, the MTA posted on its website at 5:20 p.m.

There were disruptions on all LIRR lines as a result.

The MTA was cross-honoring tickets on the 2/3 subway line for commuters to take trains at the Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn. 

The outage came hours after a power outage in the morning when 500 people were stranded for several hours on a train heading from Port Washington into the city.

Commuters were again left frustrated ahead of this summer's planned repair work.

Riders can check the MTA’s website for details on delays and cancellations.