NEW YORK (PIX11) – Access into New York Penn Station has been restored, the LIRR is reporting.
An LIRR train has derailed inside an East River tunnel after leaving Penn Station. No injuries were reported. A rescue car is being sent to get passengers out of the “totally derailed” first car.
The derailed train, which had about 700 passengers, was the 5:51 p.m. to Hempstead. The derailment is blocking one of four East Rivers tunnels.
Officials had restricted access to Penn Station to ease crowding. Amtrak and New Jersey Transit passengers were also impacted by the crowds and changes.
People departing on trains leaving Penn Station should check schedules for delays and cancellations.
Transit is cross honoring fares on the E train between Jamaica and Penn and on the No. 7 train at Woodside.
7:50 p.m. updates:
Port Jefferson Branch trains are expected to depart 55 minutes after the hour. The next train is expected to leave at 7:55PM.
Ronkonkoma Branch trains are expected to depart 45 minutes after the hour. The next train is expected to leave at 7:45PM.
Port Washington Branch trains are expected to depart 50 minutes after the hour. The next train is expected to leave at 7:50PM.
Babylon Branch trains are expected to depart on the hour. The next train is expected to leave at 8:00PM.
LIRR Montauk Branch service is suspended between Patchogue and Speonk due to a pedestrian strike east of Patchogue.
6:50 p.m. updates:
-The 6:23PM train from Great Neck due Penn at 6:58PM, will be canceled at Woodside due to a disabled train in one of the East River Tunnels.
-The 6:11PM Penn due Pt Wash at 6:48PM, is canceled due to a disabled train. Customers can take 6:14 Penn which will be extended to Pt Wash.
-The 5:53PM train from Far Rockaway due Penn at 6:47PM, will be canceled in Jamaica due to a disabled train in one of the East River Tunnels.