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Service Restored On LIRR

LIRR Train (credit: purist_andrew/Flickr)

LIRR Train (credit: purist_andrew/Flickr)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)Train service on the Long Island Rail Road has been restored, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced on Sunday.

Workers completed a temporary repair to the Hill Station Road railroad overpass in Hampton Bays where a truck had struck the girders on Friday, creating extensive damage.

Crews shored up one of the bridge’s two support girders so that train service could be safely restored.

The first eastbound train to operate through to Montauk on Sunday is the 7:45 a.m. trip from Penn Station, scheduled to arrive in Montauk at 10:46 a.m.

The first westbound train on Sunday is the 3:35 p.m. train from Montauk, scheduled to arrive in Jamaica at 6:10 p.m. and Penn Station at 6:39 p.m.

The LIRR is continuing to assess the permanent repair plan for the bridge. In the meantime, Hill Station Road remains closed to highway traffic on both sides of the bridge.