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NJ Transit to restore full service in Penn Station after derailment snarls trains

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NEW YORK — MTA officials say NJ Transit will fully restore service for the Friday morning commute after a train derailment created a headache for commuters.

A statement from NJ Transit said full weekday service will resume Friday morning pending Amtrak's approval.

Long Island Rail Road commuters faced a fourth day of train cancelations and diversions Thursday as crews continue to repair a track damaged during an NJ Transit derailment.

“Each day we have been making every improvement we can make within the constraints of the operating environment that Amtrak is providing for us at Penn Station,” said LIRR President Patrick Nowakowski.

The LIRR operated on a reduced schedule for the evening commute with 16 cancelations and eight trains diverted to other area.

Officials say conditions were slightly improved from Wednesday where 17 eastbound trains were canceled. Thursday's commute didn't have any suspension of westbound trains into Penn Station.

New York City Transit honored LIRR tickets at Penn Station on the no 1, 2 and 3 lines and the A, C and E lines.

Customers are urged to check for train service alerts.