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LIRR Delays After Woman Struck

MTA: Port Washington branch temporarily suspended Tuesday night after woman struck by train west of Douglaston.

Long Island Rail Road service was suspended on the Port Washington branch for an hour Tuesday night after a woman was struck just west of Douglaston Station, the MTA said.

An eastbound train struck a woman at the west end of Douglaston station at 9:20 p.m., according to MTA spokesman Aaron Donovan. The woman was transported to a nearby hospital, Donovan said.

Service was suspended in both directions pending an MTA Police investigation. One track was cleared and limited service restored at 10:11 p.m. 

Two trains were cancelled: The 9:39 p.m. train from Port Washington and 9:48 train from Penn Station. 

Two other trains were held: The 9:18 p.m. from Penn Station was halted at Bayside while the 9:09 p.m. from Port Washington was stopped at Great Neck. 

The MTA said to expect residual delays in both directions.

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Jason Molinet February 06, 2013 at 03:51 AM
LIRR says the 10:39 p.m. train from Port Washington due in Penn Station at 11:22 p.m. has been canceled. Customers will be accommodated by the 11:39 p.m. train from Port.

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