Long Island Rail Road has resumed "limited" service for the evening rush, but major delays are still expected as no connections are being offered at Jamaica.
At a news conference this afternoon, LIRR President Helena Williams said that the railroad will be running 60 percent of its 120 trains that typically run during rush hour, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., out of Penn Station.
The service changes are resulting from a cable fire just before 11 a.m. today in a switching tower just east of Jamaica and are an upgrade from earlier today when service was suspended in both directions on all lines except for the Port Washington line.
The limited service is now being offered from Penn Station and Atlantic Terminal through Jamaica. No connecting service will be available at Jamaica.
Trains will be making all local stops.