Halted because of broken rail, service on LIRR Ronkonkoma line restored

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LONG ISLAND (PIX11) — Service has been restored on a portion of the Long Island Rail Road Tuesday morning, after it was halted because of a broken rail east of Central Islip, the transit agency said.

Trains were not running for about half an hour in either direction between Ronkonkoma and Hicksville. Commuters were advised to use alternate branches, such as Port Jefferson or Montauk, to get around the closure.

As of 7 a.m., service had been restored but travelers should expect residual delays up to 30 minutes.

All trains on the Port Jefferson branch will be making stops in Hicksville, Mineola and Jamaica to accommodate commuters affected by the earlier suspension.