LIRR cancellations, delays - FOX 35 News Orlando

Service delays, cancellations

'Near normal' service for LIRR

Posted: Updated:
The derailed LIRR train seen from the east end of Track 15. (Twitter photo courtesy of @N42_21_W71_04) The derailed LIRR train seen from the east end of Track 15. (Twitter photo courtesy of @N42_21_W71_04)
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Riders should anticipate some service changes but "near normal" service on the Long Island Rail Road for the Wednesday morning rush. Crews have been working to repair tracks and switches after Monday's derailment.

"All four tunnels are needed to operate a full LIRR rush hour schedule. With the work concluded, trains are again running through all four," the MTA said.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST UPDATE

Service out of Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn and Hunterspoint Avenue in Queens will be normal.

The changes follow the derailment of a two cars of a 10-car train in one of the East River tunnels near Penn Station Monday afternoon.

LIRR workers re-railed and cleared the derailed cars, according to the MTA website. Crews from Amtrak, which owns the East River tunnels, were fixing wires, signals, and tracks, the MTA said.

The cause of the derailment is being investigated.

Police, firefighters, and MTA personnel helped get passengers off the train and back to safety on Monday afternoon.

People from the rear five cars were able to walk back and out. Passengers in the front of the train were taken off by another train that pulled up alongside, the AP reported.

No one was hurt in what officials called a "minor derailment."

  • Manhattan NewsManhattan NewsMore>>

  • Almost all NYC pre-K centers ready

    Almost all NYC pre-K centers ready

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:48:37 GMT
    Nearly all 1,100 facilities providing services in the city's new universal pre-kindergarten program are ready to open on time after passing health and safety inspections. City officials said Friday they expect the eight remaining pre-K schools to remedy violations by Sept. 4's opening day. If they don't, affected children will be temporarily enrolled in other facilities.
    Nearly all 1,100 facilities providing services in the city's new universal pre-kindergarten program are ready to open on time after passing health and safety inspections. City officials said Friday they expect the eight remaining pre-K schools to remedy violations by Sept. 4's opening day. If they don't, affected children will be temporarily enrolled in other facilities.
  • Mark David Chapman

    John Lennon's killer denied parole again

    John Lennon's killer denied parole again

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:10:09 GMT
    John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, New York corrections officials said Friday. The decision on Mark David Chapman by a three-member board came after a hearing Wednesday, the state Department of Corrections said. Chapman fired five shots on Dec. 8, 1980, outside the Dakota apartment house where Lennon lived on Manhattan's Upper West Side, hitting the ex-Beatle four times.
    John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, New York corrections officials said Friday. The decision on Mark David Chapman by a three-member board came after a hearing Wednesday, the state Department of Corrections said. Chapman fired five shots on Dec. 8, 1980, outside the Dakota apartment house where Lennon lived on Manhattan's Upper West Side, hitting the ex-Beatle four times.
  • Official: NYPD body cameras are 'win-win'

    Official: NYPD body cameras are 'win-win'

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:02:35 GMT
    Public Advocate Letitia James says a 3-ounce camera, if used correctly, could be a key tool in improving community and police relations. She showed off one of the cameras she believes NYPD patrol officers need to be wearing. She said that the cameras would be a "win-win" for the public, transparency, police accountability improving police community relations, reducing civil liability.
    Public Advocate Letitia James says a 3-ounce camera, if used correctly, could be a key tool in improving community and police relations. She showed off one of the cameras she believes NYPD patrol officers need to be wearing. She said that the cameras would be a "win-win" for the public, transparency, police accountability improving police community relations, reducing civil liability.
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices