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LIRR service restored

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Second of two LIRR trains that were stuck during a winter storm on Feb. 5, 2014. credit: Elizabeth Ortiz Second of two LIRR trains that were stuck during a winter storm on Feb. 5, 2014. credit: Elizabeth Ortiz
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Long Island Rail Road service was restored between Jamaica and Mineola Wednesday morning after service was disrupted for about two hours.

LIRR trains were suspended at about 9 a.m. because of a disabled train east of Bellerose. There were reports of a fire on board the train.

Riders were transferred to another train.

Passengers aboard a second train behind the disabled train were also transferred to a rescue train.

“I was on the train and it pretty much stopped in its track. They came on to let us know that they had lost power. Then they came on and said the train in front of us had fire," said Elizabeth Ortiz, an intern for FOX 5 News.

The power was out on the train while passengers waited for a rescue train. They were given emergency water.

Ortiz said she had boarded a 6:38 train in Huntington and had not reached Jamaica two hours later.






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