Jump to content
Attention: In order to reply to messages, create topics, have access to other features of the community you must sign up for an account.
Sign in to follow this  
metsfan

Major update on derailment service impact.

Recommended Posts

MTA Long Island Rail Road

 

Service Alert

 

Monday, November 24, 2008 7:30 AM

 

The LIRR is experiencing 5 to 10 minute delays on all branches except for the Port Washington Branch.

 

LIRR CUSTOMERS ARE ADVISED TO EXPECT CANCELED TRAINS, DELAYS FOR MONDAY AM RUSH, NOVEMBER 24

 

MTA Long Island Rail Road customers should anticipate significant schedule changes and possible delays tomorrow morning as a result of a derailment that occurred in Jamaica on Sunday.

 

LIRR crews are working overnight to try and repair damage to switches and track caused by the derailment, but it is likely that all the work will not be completed in time for the Monday morning rush hour service.

 

The cause of the derailment is under investigation; however this incident is not related to the train sideswipe that occurred in Jamaica on November 19.

 

The Monday AM Rush service plan includes cancellation of 12 westbound AM rush trains. As a result, there will be residual delays from added station stops and not all scheduled connections will be available at Jamaica Station to Penn Station, Flatbush Avenue-Brooklyn, Hunterspoint Avenue, and Long Island City. LIRR station personnel will be available at Jamaica to assist customers with service information. The modified plan also includes service changes for the eastbound AM Rush.

 

Westbound AM Peak Service:

 

The following westbound AM Rush trains will be canceled in the modified service plan:

 

 

6:25 AM train from Hicksville, scheduled to arrive in Penn Station at 7:11 AM

6:26 AM train from Massapequa Park, scheduled to arrive in Penn Station at 7:22 AM

6:57 AM train from Freeport, scheduled to arrive in Penn Station at 7:40 AM.

7:23 AM train from Hempstead, scheduled to arrive in Flatbush Avenue at 8:20 AM

7:29 AM train from Freeport, scheduled to arrive in Penn Station at 8:13 AM

7:40 AM train from Ronkonkoma, scheduled to arrive in Flatbush Avenue at 9:01 AM

7:43 AM train from Merrick, scheduled to arrive in Penn Station at 8:31 AM

8:03 AM train from Long Beach, scheduled to arrive in Penn Station at 8:54 AM

8:03 AM train from Valley Stream, scheduled to arrive in Penn Station at 8:42 AM

8:38 AM train from Long Beach, scheduled to arrive in Flatbush Avenue at 9:26 AM

 

The following trains will terminate in Jamaica:

 

 

7:12 AM train from Hempstead, scheduled to arrive in Penn Station at 8:03 AM

7:16 AM train from West Hempstead, scheduled to arrive in Flatbush Avenue at 8:03 AM

 

Eastbound (Reverse Peak) Service:

 

LIRR eastbound, reverse peak service from Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn will be extremely limited. Customers should consider using Penn Station reverse peak service, which is expected to operate at regularly scheduled times; however customers should anticipate delays en-route.

 

The following trains will operate from Flatbush Avenue:

 

5:29 AM train from Flatbush Avenue, scheduled to arrive in Long Beach at 6:22 AM

5:52 AM train from Flatbush Avenue, scheduled to arrive in West Hempstead at 6:38 AM

6:48 AM train from Flatbush Avenue, scheduled to arrive in Long Beach at 7:36 AM

7:51 AM train from Flatbush Avenue, scheduled to arrive in Hempstead at 8:38 AM

8:37 AM train from Flatbush Avenue, scheduled to arrive in Hempstead at 9:26 AM

9:36 AM train from Flatbush Avenue, scheduled to arrive in Hempsteat at 10:28 AM

 

 

Service Updates:

 

The LIRR will continue to update this Service Advisory as track repairs are made. Customers should monitor news media reports and the LIRR's website (at http://www.mta.info/lirr) for updates to this AM modified service plan and information regarding PM train service.

 

For up-to-date travel service information, customers can also contact the LIRR's 24-hour Travel Information Center in Suffolk County at 631-231-LIRR, in Nassau County at 516-822-LIRR or in New York City at 718-217-LIRR. The Travel Information Center's TDD telephone number for the hearing impaired is 718-558-3022.

 

- A

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The funniest thing was that yesterday I was walking through my neighborhood when I saw people leaving a Penn Station-bound train at Locust Manor. They were totally confused. They had no clue how to get to Manhattan. One guy tried to use dollar bills on the Q85 bus.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The funniest thing was that yesterday I was walking through my neighborhood when I saw people leaving a Penn Station-bound train at Locust Manor. They were totally confused. They had no clue how to get to Manhattan. One guy tried to use dollar bills on the Q85 bus.

 

Well, they put up with trains running 20 minutes late too.

 

- A

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Heard on the news this morning that this accident will cost the MTA over 1 million dollars to clean up...YIKES!!!

 

Saw the derailed train last night as we passed through Jamaica at about 10:30 PM, lots of workers all around, bright lights and a crane. I couldn't believe that one car jumped across 4 tracks, it was so strange seeing it just lying there with her wheels in the rocks...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do you think they will replace them with higher-speed switches? I had heard the LIRR wanted to do this at Jamaica, but didn't go forward with it because it was too expensive. Perhaps this is an opportune time...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.