More LIRR delays and cancellations anticipated

Long Island Rail Road commuters are being told to expect more headaches for Tuesday morning?s commute as the rail road cleans up after Sunday?s train derailment. According to the LIRR, 12 westbound rush-hour

News 12 Staff

Nov 25, 2008, 3:51 AM

Updated 5,718 days ago

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Long Island Rail Road commuters are being told to expect more headaches for Tuesday morning?s commute as the rail road cleans up after Sunday?s train derailment.
According to the LIRR, 12 westbound rush-hour trains will be canceled Tuesday morning. ?As a result, there will be residual delays from added station stops and not all scheduled connections will be available at Jamaica Station to Penn Station, Flatbush Avenue-Brooklyn, Hunterspoint Avenue, and Long Island City,? a statement from the LIRR says.
The LIRR assures riders that station personnel will be on hand to answer questions.
Nineteen eastbound trains were canceled for Monday night with delays on other trains of up to a half-hour. Commuters were asked to take trains that sent them directly to their destination, not ones that require a change at Jamaica station because transfers there were canceled.
Four trains to Wantagh were canceled Monday night, causing confusion for many riders. ?It was hard to tell if there were delays because when one train was canceled, another on was just thrown into the schedule haphazardly,? Jordan Hirsch, of Levittown, says.
Sunday?s derailment was the second incident in less than a week to disrupt service. On Wednesday, a train from Port Jefferson missed a stop signal and sideswiped another train injuring five passengers. LIRR officials say the engineer of the Port Jefferson train has been removed from service without pay pending an internal investigation. In March,1,000 passengers had to be evacuated after two trains collided.
"We will pursue each accident investigation, particularly yesterday?s to try and identify the cause and to prevent a reoccurrence,? LIRR President Helena Williams says.
Every branch is affected by the derailment except Port Washington.
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