August 23, 2010 by  

Mta Lirr, NEW YORK-Most of the trains of long Island Rail Road (LIRR) was suspended on Monday after a fire in a tower switching off power to the rail network.

Several thousand passengers were stranded on trains, subway stations on Long Island, and Penn Station, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) website.

All except the Port Washington line had suspended service. Some railway lines have been restored by Monday afternoon, but many lines are still out. The service is available from Penn Station to Jamaica Station Atlantic, but not subsequent transfers of Jamaica are available at this time.

240,000 people approximately 230,000 lines 10 using the LIRR on a daily basis.
From 16:44, the MTA said there are “delays” in all lines except for the Port Washington line.

The Wall Street Journal said that LIRR would be extended only to 60 percent of capacity for traffic during peak hours.

The fire occurred on a main control tower of eastern Jamaica, Queens, and began quickly by firefighters.

“The LIRR is assessing the damage to the tower and the impact on the evening service,” said MTA.

No one was injured in the fire.

“There is no answer,” said LIRR passenger NY1. “We go to the service desk, hang around, that’s what they say, and can honor the ticket for another day but can not return any money.”

The MTA New York City Transit and MTA Long Island Bus were “honor” LIRR tickets for today, ie, we can use their tickets LIRR to use the underground city of New York and buses, and bus service long island.

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