Normal LIRR service restored to Ronkonkoma branch

The LIRR tells News 12 the delays will continue through the morning rush hour. They hope to get service back on track by this evening's

Riders are urged to listen to station announcements

Riders are urged to listen to station announcements and to follow the MTA's social media accounts for the latest information.

RONKONKOMA - Normal service was restored this afternoon to the Long Island Rail Road's Ronkonkoma branch following Monday‚Äôs freight car derailment in Wyandanch.

The freight car was carrying 100 tons of lumber when it derailed Monday morning and crushed a signal box, just west of the Wyandanch station.

The box held hundreds of signal wires for 28 switchers. Those switchers control the speed of the trains and the operation of crossing gates.

Trains had been forced to slow down while railroad crews repaired the signal box.


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