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Power outage halts LIRR service into and out of Penn Station

Train service on snarled Long Island Railroad is slowly being restored after morning service disaster.

The LIRR was completely down into and out of Penn Wednesday morning.

Reuters

The LIRR was completely down and out for the count at the height of rush hour Wednesday morning and service was slowly being restored as the 10 a.m. hour approache, the MTA saidon its website.

The agency reports that shuttle trains are running between Jamaica and Penn stations every 15 minutes after this morning's complete suspension that sent commuters in taxis, onto bus service, and into the subways.

RELATED:Record ridership on the LIRR.

There is also shuttle service on the half hour between Penn Station and Forest Hills, Kew Gardens and Woodside.

The outage, just like other service disasters, is being blamed on Amtrak-maintained power equipment.

Riders were infuriated and took to social media to express frustration.

John A. Oswald is editor-at-large at Metro and can be found on Twitter@nyc_oz.
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