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Expect LIRR delays during Tuesday evening rush, due to NJT derailment

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Posted: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 12:21 pm | Updated: 2:32 am, Thu Oct 11, 2012.

As a result of a New Jersey Transit train derailment near Penn Station, Long Island Rail Road customers should anticipate some cancellations, track changes and delays during this evening's rush hour. NJ Transit and Amtrak will be sharing tracks 15 and 16 at Penn Station this evening as part of an effort to route their trains around the derailment. The LIRR will provide regular service from Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn and Hunters Point Avenue in Queens. 

 

update: 

The LIRR released the following details Tuesday afternoon:

 

Five Babylon Branch trains and four Port Washington Branch trains will be canceled this p.m. Rush hour due to NJ Transit’s derailment in Penn Station this morning. NJ Transit and Amtrak are sharing tracks 15 and 16, which normally are used by the Long Island Rail Road.  All customers should pay attention to announcements about track changes, as trains will not be leaving from their normal tracks. The LIRR will provide regular service from Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn and Hunters Point Avenue in Queens. 

Here is the list of canceled trains and the next train that is scheduled to run on each branch.

Babylon Branch:

The 4:04 p.m. from NY due Babylon 5:05 p.m. is canceled. Customers accommodated by the 4:12 p.m. from NY to Massapequa Park at 5:10 p.m., which will be extended to Babylon.

The 4:34 p.m. from NY due Babylon 5:39 p.m. is canceled. Customers accommodated by the 4:37 p.m. from NY due Babylon 5:52 p.m., making all local stops.

The 5:19 p.m. from NY to Wantagh (6:06 p.m.) is canceled; customers will be accommodated by the 5:24 p.m. from NY to Freeport, which will be extended to Wantagh.

The 5:40 p.m. train from NY to Seaford (6:30 p.m.) is canceled; customers will be accommodated by the 5:47 p.m. from NY to Freeport, which will be extended to Seaford.

The 6:05 p.m. train from NY to Wantagh (6:51 p.m.) is canceled; customers will be accommodated by the 6:10 p.m. from NY to Freeport, which will be extended to Wantagh.

Port Washington Branch:

The 4:22 p.m. from NY due Port Washington 4:58 is canceled. Customers accommodated by the 4:25 p.m. from NY normally due Great Neck 5:02 p.m. but will continue to Port Washington.

The 4:43 p.m. from NY due in Port Washington at 5:21 p.m. is canceled; customers will be accommodated by the 4:46 p.m. from NY to Great Neck, which will be extended to Port Washington.

The 5:26 p.m. train from NY to Port Washington (6:04 p.m.) is canceled; customers will be accommodated by the 5:29 p.m. from NY to Great Neck, which will be extended to Port Washington.

The 5:50 p.m. train from NY to Great Neck (6:19 p.m.) is canceled; customers will be accommodated by the 5:56 p.m. from NY to Great Neck.

 

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