Just a short time ago, the MTA Long Island Rail Road announced that they expect cancellations & delays due to the NJ Transit derailment this morning. Here is more via the press release I received:
Because of an NJ TRANSIT derailment at Penn Station this morning, the Long Island Rail Road anticipates cancellations and delays for trains departing Penn Station between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. today. Train service before and after those hours is expected to operate with minimal impacts from the derailment.
The service impact results of limitations on track and platform space at Penn Station as crews are expected to continue to respond to the site of the derailment and make track and infrastructure repairs. Amtrak owns and maintains Penn Station’s tracks and infrastructure. While the LIRR normally has use of nine departure tracks from Penn Station, Tracks 13 through 21, because of the NJ TRANSIT derailment, this evening the LIRR expects to be limited to fewer tracks and platforms than normal.
Service is expected to operate normally from Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn, and Hunterspoint Avenue, Queens. Service is also available at Jamaica and Woodside, but train cancellations may impact service at those stations.
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