LIRR service restored after accident

August 4, 2008 3:47:53 PM PDT
Service was restored, but delayed on the Long Island Railroad after a taxi was struck by a train. The accident happened at Atlantic Avenue in East Rockaway at 4:45 p.m..

LIRR service was suspended between Valley Stream and Long Beach in both directions. Eastbound service was restored around 5:30. Westbound service remained suspended until about 6:00.

Officials said commuters could expect delays up to one hour.

Authorities said the train was the 3:55 p.m. from Penn Station. It was due in Long Beach at 4:46.

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