LIRR: Service restored between Valley Stream and Long Beach after Island Park substation fire

A file photo of the Long Island Rail Road.

A file photo of the Long Island Rail Road. (9/21/13)

LONG BEACH - The LIRR says service was suspended on part of its Long Beach branch earlier today due to a fire at one of the railroad's substations.

Service was halted temporarily between Long Beach and Valley Stream, and buses were being provided for customers. Service has since been restored.

Island Park Fire Chief Anthony D'Esposito says the fire broke out on one of the electric terminals inside of the Island Park substation. He says firefighters were on the scene at 12:30 p.m. but had to wait an hour before LIPA and LIRR crews arrived.

No one was inside the substation when the fire broke out.

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