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Track Condition Causes Suspensions, Delays For LIRR Riders

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says that westbound Long Island Rail Road service has been restored between Jamaica and Penn Station after temporary repairs to a track condition inside one of Amtrak's East River tunnels were completed.

Westbound LIRR service between Jamaica and Penn Station was initially suspended at around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday.

The first train to be affected by the restoration was the 6:29 p.m. train from Huntington to Penn Station, according to the MTA.

MTA officials also told LIRR riders to expect cancellations and delays of up to 20 minutes for eastbound trains during the same time frame as a result of a broken rail inside one of Amtrak's East River tunnels.

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