UPDATE: At approximately 8 p.m. LIRR crews completed rerailing the two cars that had derailed on a LIRR work train earlier today. Regular off peak service has resumed and will continue through the night. Customers can expect a full schedule Friday morning. Due to ongoing repair work, some trains may experience delays. Customers are advised to check the TrainTime app for the latest service updates and plan accordingly, when necessary, for additional travel time.
With Westbound Service Extremely Limited, Customers Encouraged to Take Babylon, Montauk or Port Washington Branches
11 of 159 Eastbound Trains to Be Canceled; 15-20 Minute Eastbound Delays Anticipated
Railroad Advises Customers to Check TrainTime App Before Traveling
As crews work to repair track infrastructure following a no-injury derailment of a work train east of Queens Village this morning, MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) today announced it will cancel 11 of 159 eastbound trains during today’s PM rush hour and adjust westbound reverse-peak service.
PM Peak Eastbound Service
Out of 159 eastbound peak trains, the LIRR will cancel six trains from Grand Central Madison and five trains from Penn Station. Additionally, customers should anticipate delays of 15 to 20 minutes.
Details on train cancelations are available at mta.info and the TrainTime app.
Extremely Limited Westbound Service
Extremely limited westbound service will operate hourly from Hicksville and Mineola to Penn Station, with a stop at Jamaica. There will be no westbound service from Ronkonkoma Branch and Port Jefferson Branch stations east of Hicksville.
Customers may wish to consider using the Babylon, Montauk or Port Washington branches. NICE Bus and Suffolk County Transit offers connections to LIRR service at numerous stations, including Amityville, Rockville Centre, Freeport, Massapequa and Long Beach.
Details on service are available at mta.info and the TrainTime app.
Wheels on two cars of a 16-car work train derailed near Queens Village Station at approximately 10:09 a.m. The train was carrying concrete ties to a site west of Jamaica for scheduled track work. There were no injuries.
Schedule changes are necessary to accommodate ongoing restoration efforts which will continue through the overnight. Crews will work around-the-clock in an effort to restore regular service for Friday morning’s rush hour commute.