LIRR suspends service on Ronkonkoma Branch after person struck by train

LIRR Train
A train leaves the Merrick station along the Long Island Railroad on March 18, 2020 in Merrick, New York. Photo credit Al Bello/Getty Images
By WCBS Newsradio 880

RONKONKOMA (WCBS 880) — The LIRR suspended Ronkonkoma Branch service in both directions between Ronkonkoma and Hicksville after a person was struck by a train east of the Brentwood station on Tuesday morning.

EMS and MTA Police responded to the scene around 7:30 a.m.

Port Jefferson and Huntington trains made all local stops west of Hicksville to accommodate customers before service was restored with residual delays just after 8 a.m.

The condition of the person who was struck was not immediately known.