ABC7 Traffic Center
LIRR resumes normal service after derailment, but broken rail suspends branch
JAMAICA (WABC) -- The Long Island Rail Road has resumed normal service Monday after a week of disruptions due to a derailed freight train and a broken rail that suspended service on the Port Washington branch.
The damage from the non-passenger train derailment was extensive, and crews had to repair about 3,700 feet of track.
The derailment occurred last Monday west of Jamaica, Queens.
Still, LIRR service was suspended in both directions between Port Washington and Great Neck because of a broken rail west of Port Washington Station.
Service between Port Washington and Great Neck was restored around 7:30 a.m. Trains are operating at reduced speed through the area of the broken rail, and customers should expect delays. The first westbound train out of Port Washington departed at 7:36 a.m.
Also, the railroad will add extra trains Monday afternoon due to the Passover observance, which begins at sunset.
mass transit, long island railroad, mta, jamaica, queens, new york city, long island, abc7 traffic center
- Suspect charged in attempted baby abduction
- AccuWeather: A Little Cooler
- Live: Eyewitness News on 7online streamed live!
- DISH Network signs on for WATCH ABC app
- Dead body found in plastic container in Brooklyn
- Bergen County officer injured in Lodi crash
- 2 killed in wreck on Southern State identified
- No hearts stolen on date, only NJ woman's dog, TV
- Photos: Lodi crash injures police officer
- Woman fatally shot in Queens; man in custody 51 min ago
- 4 charged in Elizabeth auto body shop robbery
- Scooter rider fatally shot in South Ozone Park
- Man retrieving item from tracks hit by subway train
- Sparta crash injures woman and 8-year old son