NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Long Island Rail Road riders continue to face delays Monday due to two separate incidents of people being struck by trains.
Ronkonkoma branch service was suspended in both directions for a time early Monday morning due to a person being struck by a train near Hicksville.READ MORE: Federal Arrest Warrant Issued For Gabby Petito's Missing Fiancé Brian Laundrie
Separately, service between Jamaica and Penn Station was also suspended during the morning commute due to a non-passenger train striking a person on the tracks near Woodside.
The LIRR says both incidents have since been cleared, but riders should still expect systemwide delays of about 30 minutes.READ MORE: 'I Can't Take This Anymore': Heavy Rain In Tri-State Area Renews Flooding Concerns For Many Still Dealing With Damage From Ida
Some commuters say the LIRR needs to be better prepared for emergencies like these.
“I think the LIRR needs better contingency plans in place and I don’t think they have those so when something happens, everything goes into a tailspin,” said commuter Nancy Petrak.MORE NEWS: 1 Killed, 13 Injured In Shooting At Kroger In Collierville, Tennessee
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