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LIRR on reduced schedule Monday morning

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As a result of an Amtrak derailment in one of the East River tunnels on Sunday, the MTA Long Island Rail Road plans to operate a significantly reduced weekday morning rush schedule.

 

Several westbound morning rush trains will be cancelled and some trains may also be diverted.

 

Customers should allow extra travel time. There also is a potential for disruptions in the evening rush.

 

Both LIRR and Metro-North crews are assisting Amtrak to re-rail the locomotive and four coaches that derailed.

 

Once the equipment is clear, repairs will be made to third rail, running rail and overhead catenary wires that were damaged by the derailment.

 

 

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news%2Flocal%2Flong_island&id=8119467

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Word from Railroad.NET and an engineer is that AMTK 254 derailed on its way to the yard. No passengers were onboard, but the train derailed IN the tunnel and is wedged between the benchwalls.

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As of about ten to midnight, every branch that goes to Penn or at least has rush hour trains going to Penn has a Service Change up about the derailment.

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According to Newsday, the first normal rush hour will be Thursday. One derailed car remains in the tunnel, and approx 40 hours of track, third rail, and catenary repair needs to be done once the train is out.

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