LIRR riders face storm-related delays, cancellations on 5 branches
Long Island Rail Road travelers faced delays and cancellations Monday because of signal and equipment problems from the weekend winter storm.
Babylon, Far Rockaway, Long Beach, Montauk, and West Hempstead were running behind schedule.
At one point, service on the LIRR between Penn Station and Jamaica was temporarily suspended in both directions because of Amtrak switch trouble.
Statement from LIRR President Phil Eng:
“The Long Island Rail Road is planning to provide regular service during Monday’s PM Peak with the exception of the Port Jefferson branch, where a train yard derailment requires a revised schedule. Port Jefferson branch service is expected to be fully restored for Tuesday morning’s commute. Residual weather issues and an Amtrak switch failure contributed to delays and cancellations affecting early Monday travel with service resuming on or close to schedule by mid-morning. Hundreds of LIRR employees continue to work around the clock battling frigid temperatures and lingering impact from the nor’easter to ensure any issues that arise are addressed promptly.”