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Fatality Delays LIRR's Babylon Station, Affects Patchogue Train

Monday evening commute impacted by investigation at Babylon station.

Update (4:30 p.m.):

The LIRR has confirmed the investigation concerns a fatality at the Babylon Station, according to an email alert sent out by the MTA.

The message reads, "Babylon Branch customers should expect some canceled/combined trains, delays and crowding due to a police investigation of a fatality at Babylon Station. Babylon Branch customers may wish to consider usingalternate branches. Lynbrook customers should utilize Long Beach branchtrains."

Original Story:

The Long Island Railroad has temporarily suspended service on the Babylon Branch because of an investigation at the Babylon Station, the LIRR reported on its website.

As of 4:05 p.m. Monday:

• The 3:03 p.m. train from Jamaica due into Patchogue at 4:10 p.m., is being held in Hicksville Station because of congestion caused by the police investigation in Babylon.

• The 3:06 p.m. train from Babylon due to Penn Station at 4:22 p.m. is operating 13 minutes late because of an earlier police investigation. This train will be canceled in Jamaica and customers will be accommodated by the next westbound train.

• The 3:42 p.m. train from Babylon due into Penn Station at 4:55 p.m. is being held at the Babylon station.

• The 4:04 p.m. train from Penn Station due into Babylon at 5:05 p.m. is canceled because of congestion caused the police investigation in Babylon.  Customers will be accommodated by the 4:12 p.m. train from Penn due into Massapequa Park at 5:10 p.m. and will make all combined stops to Babylon.

• The 2:36 p.m. train from Penn due into Babylon at 3:51 p.m., is being held in Lindenhurst Station because of congestion caused by the police investigation in Babylon.

This is a breaking news story and Patch will update when more details become available.

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