LIRR expects morning delays, cancellations after derailment

The Long Island Rail Road says commuters should expect more delays and cancellations for the Tuesday morning commute after a New Jersey Transit derailed Monday at Penn Station for the second time in as many weeks.



There were 18 LIRR trains out of Penn Station that were canceled between 4 and 8 p.m., and eight other, relocated trains originated out of Brooklyn's Atlantic Terminal and Jamaica.



The service disruptions left thousands of LIRR riders waiting for hours in Penn Station and at platforms on the Island for eastbound trains. The disruptions eased up after 8 p.m.



Riders were able to transfer to the subway for continuing service to Penn Station. New York City Transit cross-honored LIRR tickets at Woodside and Jamaica, and is expected to do so for multiple subway lines on Tuesday.



No injuries were reported in Monday's NJ Transit derailment. It came after a separate incident last week, when a New Jersey Transit train collided with an Amtrak train at Penn Station after the Amtrak train derailed.



A full list of service changes for Tuesday morning is posted on the LIRR website.


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