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LIRR Service Suspended in Both Directions


Long Island Rail Road service is suspended in both directions on all but one branch due to a fire.

Officials said the service suspension, which went into effect at shortly after 11 a.m. Monday, was the result of a fire in the switching tower east of the Jamaica station. The damage is currenlty being assessed.

The only branch not affected by the issue is the Port Washington line.


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New York City Transit is honoring LIRR fares between Jamaica, New York and Brooklyn.

The anticipated impact on the evening commute is not yet clear, officials said.

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