Downed LIPA pole east of Mineola suspends service on Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma branches.
Story by Joe Dowd.
A power line downed by the fierce winter storm overnight has suspended Long Island Rail Road
Service on two major lines running through Hicksville.
Service is suspended in both directions east of Mineola on the Port
Jefferson and Ronkonkoma branches, the railroad said. A broken LIPA
utility pole which fell and is now leaning on electrical lines west of
Hicksville Station is to blame, the LIRR reported.
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LIPA told the railroad that it anticipates completing the work by 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma trains are being combined and
departing eastbound from Penn Station on the Ronkonkoma Branch trains'
These trains are being routed to Babylon, where customers will
transfer for diesel train shuttle service to Hicksville, the railroad
East of Hicksville, the Ronkonkoma branch provides service to
Bethpage and Farmingdale; the Port Jefferson line provides service to
Syosset and Huntington.
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