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Derailed train snarls LIRR Brooklyn line

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Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 4:47 pm | Updated: 2:27 am, Thu Oct 11, 2012.

A derailed train has caused massive disruption along the Long Island Rail Road branch between Jamaica and Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn. The train derailed around 3 p.m. at Atlantic Terminal. The MTA says it is running limited half-hourly service into and out of Brooklyn through rush hour. 

Service had been completely suspended for about an hour after the incident.

The agency says some peak trains will be cancelled between Brooklyn and Jamaica during the rush hour. 

The MTA recommends Atlantic Terminal passengers take the subway from Brooklyn to Penn Station and access the LIRR there. The agency says it is honoring fares from Atlantic Terminal at Penn Station. 

There are no delays into and out of Penn Station. There were no passengers on the train at the time of the derailment, and no injuries were reported. The MTA did not know the cause of the derailment or when full service will be restored. 

There are no injuries reported due to the derailment and there were no passengers on the train at the time of the incident. 

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