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LIRR Resumes Service

<p>MTA Long Island Rail Road has resumed hourly service between Penn Station and Jamaica and points east on all branches. However, the signal system that controls the operation of trains into and out of Jamaica is still not fully functional. Service was suspended Thursday afternoon after lightning struck this crucial switching equipment in Jamaica.</p>

<p>LIRR service is operating to and from Penn Station on the Port Washington Branch.</p>

<p>LIRR employees continue work to identify the damage casued to the signal system from the lightning strikes and to make repairs as quickly as possible. Part of that work involves testing signals on the east side of Jamaica Station in order to restore full service.</p>

<p>Customers are advised that while this work continues, the signal issue at Jamaica will likely affect morning rush hour service. In the event there is a curtailment of service, NYC Transit will cross honor LIRR monthly passes and tickets are Parsons Blvd - Archer Ave, Supthin Blvd - Archer Ave, Atlantic Ave - Pacific St.</p>

<p>For the latest information on the LIRR's service and the impact on morning rush hour, customers should monitor Service Status on the LIRR's website at www.mta.info or monitor LIRR service alerts via email. Customers can also contact the LIRR's Travel Information Center at 718-217-5477 (718-217-LIRR). If you are deaf or hard of hearing, use your preferred relay service provider or the free 711 relay to reach LIRR at 718-217-5477.</p>