Oct. 13, 2020 By Michael Dorgan
A woman is dead after being fatally struck by an LIRR equipment train in Woodside Tuesday morning, according to the MTA.
The woman was hit by the train just before 5 a.m. close to the Woodside LIRR station, the MTA said.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
The woman’s identity has not yet been released, pending family notification and MTA Police are investigating the incident, according to the MTA. Police do not suspect foul play.
The LIRR immediately suspended service between Jamaica and Penn Station as a result of the incident, the MTA said.
Limited westbound service resumed at 6:21 a.m. and full service was restored at 8:23 a.m., according to the MTA.
The MTA cross-honored LIRR tickets on the J and Z subway train at Jamaica and on the 2 and 3 subway train at Atlantic Terminal and Penn Station throughout the service disruption, the agency said.
LIRR customers were advised to consider taking the LIRR to Atlantic Terminal and transferring to the 2 or 3 subway train to Manhattan.
LIRR service is suspended in both directions between Jamaica & Penn due to an unauthorized person on the tracks being struck by an equipment train near Woodside. MTA Police, EMS & LIRR personnel are on scene. Port Washington Br. service not affected. We will update you shortly.
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