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LIRR restores limited service after train derailment near New Hyde Park

NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y. – Crews have restored train service just in time for the Monday morning commute to one of two tracks where a train derailed over the weekend on Long Island.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement early Monday morning.

The restoration allows limited train service to resume in time for the morning rush hour on Long Island Rail Road's Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma and Oyster Bay Branches.

Officials are warning commuters that they likely will still experience delays and increased crowded.

State officials say a 12-car commuter train and a work train performing track maintenance "side-swiped" each other Saturday night, causing the commuter train to derail just east of New Hyde Park.

Thirty-three people were injured, four of them seriously.

The National Transportation Safety Board continues to investigate.

For the latest transportation information, the LIRR urges customers to refer to http://www.MTA.info, sign up for email/text message service updates or download the LIRR Train Time app.

The branches below are cancelled or combined for Monday morning's rush hour commute.

14 Westbound Trains Cancelled and Combined

The LIRR has cancelled 14 morning rush hour westbound trains that generally depart within 10-15 minutes of trains that will continue to operate, in some cases with added stops.

Ronkonkoma Branch

  • The 6:57 a.m. train from Farmingdale due Penn Station at 7:48 a.m. will be canceled. Customers will be accommodated by the 7:06 a.m. train from Farmingdale due Penn at 8:00 a.m. making added stops at Hicksville, Westbury & Carle Place.
  • The 7:04 a.m. train from Ronkonkoma due Penn at 8:19 a.m. will be cancelled. Customers will be accommodated by the 6:56 a.m. train from Ronkonkoma due Atlantic Terminal 8:17 a.m. Transfer at Jamaica for service to Penn. This train will make added stops at Westbury and Carle Place. As an alternative, take the 7:32 a.m. train from Ronkonkoma due Penn at 8:47 a.m.
  • The 7:19 a.m. train from Ronkonkoma due Penn at 8:28 a.m. will be cancelled. Customers will be accommodated by the 7:32 a.m. train from Ronkonkoma due Penn at 8:47 a.m.
  • The 7:58 a.m. train from Bethpage due Penn at 8:53 a.m. will be cancelled. Customers will be accommodated by the 8:12 a.m. train from Bethpage due Atlantic Terminal at 9:01 a.m. Transfer in Jamaica for service to Penn. As an alternative, take the 8:22 a.m. train from Hicksville due Penn at 9:08 a.m.

Port Jefferson Branch

  • The 6:25 a.m. train from Hicksville due Penn at 7:11 a.m. will be cancelled. Customers will be accommodated by the 6:33 a.m. train from Hicksville due Penn at 7:17 a.m., making added stops at Carle Place, Merillon Avenue & New Hyde Park. As an alternative, take a 6:50 a.m. train from Carle Place, making added stops at Merillon Avenue and New Hyde Park.
  • The 6:38 a.m. train from Huntington due Atlantic Terminal at 7:36 a.m. will be cancelled. Customers will be accommodated by the 6:50 a.m. train from Huntington due Hunterspoint Avenue at 7:49 a.m. Transfer at Jamaica for service to Atlantic Terminal.
  • The 6:59 a.m. train from Westbury due Penn at 7:43 a.m. will be cancelled. Customers will be accommodated by the 7:18 a.m. train from Westbury due Penn at 8:00 a.m., making added stops at Hicksville and Carle Place. As an alternative, take a 7:10 a.m. train from Merillon Avenue due Jamaica at 7:24 a.m., making added stops at Mineola and New Hyde Park. Transfer in Jamaica for service to Penn.
  • The 7:18 a.m. train from Westbury due Penn at 8:02 a.m. will be cancelled. Customers will be accommodated by the 7:26 a.m. train from Westbury due Penn at 8:06 a.m. This train will make added stops at Carle Place, Mineola, Merillon Avenue, New Hyde Park and Jamaica.
  • The 7:12 a.m. train from Huntington due Penn at 8:10 a.m. will be cancelled. Customers will be accommodated by the 7:19 a.m. train from Huntington due Atlantic Terminal at 8:25 a.m. Transfer at Jamaica for service to Penn.
  • The 7:28 a.m. train from Cold Spring Harbor due Penn at 8:25 a.m. will be cancelled. Customers will be accommodated by the 7:37 a.m. train from Cold Spring Harbor due Hunterspoint Avenue at 8:30 a.m. Transfer at Jamaica for service to Penn. This train will make an added Hicksville stop.
  • The 7:29 a.m. train from Hicksville due Penn at 8:17 a.m. will be cancelled. Customers will be accommodated by the 7:33 a.m. train from Hicksville due Atlantic Terminal 8:17 a.m. Transfer at Jamaica for service to Penn. This train will make added stops at Westbury and Carle Place.
  • The 8:55 a.m. off-peak train from Huntington due Penn at 10:05 a.m. will be cancelled. Customers will be accommodated by the 9:22 a.m. train from Huntington due Hicksville at 9:40 a.m. Transfer at Hicksville for the 9:44 a.m. train due Penn at 10:29 a.m. This train will make added stops at Westbury, Carle Place Merillon Avenue and New Hyde Park.

Oyster Bay Branch

  • The 5:12 a.m. train from Oyster Bay due Mineola at 5:52 a.m. will be cancelled. Customers will be accommodated by the 5:50 a.m. train from Oyster Bay due Penn at 7:06 a.m.
  • The 7:26 a.m. train from East Williston due Penn at 8:14 a.m. will be cancelled. Customers will be accommodated by the 7:48 a.m. train from East Williston due Long Island City at 8:37 a.m. Transfer in Jamaica for service to Penn. This train will make added stops at Merillon Avenue, New Hyde Park, Floral Park, Queens Village and Hollis.

Eastbound Rush Hour Service Cancelled

All reverse-peak morning rush hour trains on the Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma and Oyster Bay Branches that originate at Penn Station or Jamaica between 5:00 a.m. and 9:15 a.m.