Power outage, broken rail causes LIRR suspension, delays on several branches

NEW YORK — Power outages and an earlier broken rails caused LIRR service to run with delays on several branches on Long Island Thursday morning.

As of  3 p.m. the West Hempstead Branch remained suspended with buses replacing train service, the LIRR tweeted.

Regular scheduled service has also been restored on the Long Beach and Far Rockaway branches.

This was caused by ongoing PSEG-LI power problems in the vicinity of Valley Stream.

The Babylon branch is also operating hourly service with delays through the Valley Stream area of about one to two hours.

Crews worked to fix a broken rail east of Northport, which temporarily suspended service. According to the Long Island Railroad, service has since been fully restored on the Port Jefferson Branch.