LIRR expected to run a full schedule Friday following train derailment near Queens Village

MTA officials say commuters can expect a full schedule Friday, but add that due to ongoing repair work some trains may have delays.

News 12 Staff

Sep 7, 2023, 4:08 PM

Updated 315 days ago

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Crews have made repairs in time for Friday's morning commute after an LIRR equipment train derailed Thursday.
MTA officials say commuters can expect a full schedule Friday, but add that due to ongoing repair work some trains may have delays.
Officials say the train was carrying concrete ties to a site west of Jamaica for scheduled track work. There were no injuries.
LIRR officials say wheels on two cars of a 16-car work train derailed near Queens Village by UBS Arena just after 10 a.m.
Eleven eastbound Thursday night rush hour trains were canceled, and the ones that ran were 15 to 20 minutes late. Westbound service was extremely limited but has since been restored.
This is the second LIRR derailment in about a month. In early August, more than a dozen people were injured when a passenger train slipped off the track in Queens.
The cause of the derailment is still unknown.


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