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LIRR Trains Stuck in East River Tunnel Again Due to Power Problems: MTA

(DNAINFO)  Aidan Gardiner | May 30, 2017 — Two LIRR trains were stuck in East River tunnels Tuesday morning for at least 50 minutes as electrical problems sparked cancelations and delays throughout every one of the rail’s lines during the morning rush, officials said.

A 6:12 a.m. train from Babylon that was due in at 7:14 a.m. was still stuck under the East River at 8:36 a.m. when a relief train was dispatched to rescue it, LIRR officials said.

The 6:13 a.m. train from Massapequa Park was due at Penn Station by 7:08 a.m., but finally pulled in 76 minutes late, LIRR officials said.

A “third rail power problem” caused the transit problem, the MTA said. It wasn’t immediately clear when regular service would resume.

It also wasn’t immediately clear how many people were on board the commuter trains.

The power issue was causing delays across every line as of 8:44 a.m., officials said.

Officials warned of further cancelations, delays and rerouted trains throughout the morning rush.

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