NEW YORK — A Long Island Rail Road train partially derailed Tuesday morning, causing temporary Long Beach Branch service suspension and hours of slowdown for commuters.
The MTA initially said the train was disabled, partially on a bridge, blocking access to Long Beach Yard beginning around 6 a.m.
The train was going 5 mph when two cars partially came off the tracks, MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota later said.
No passengers were on board and no one was injured in the derailment, he added.
Service was suspended in both directions for about two hours.
Limited service between Island Park and Jamaica has since been restored, with trains operating every 30 minutes in both directions, and making all local stops between Island Park and Valley Stream.
Babylon Branch trains continue to made added stops at Lynbrook and Jamaica. Customers can also go to Valley Stream Station to board express bus service to 34th St in Manhattan.
The MTA earlier advise commuters use alternate branches, such as the Far Rockaway Branch, or travel to Lynbrook or Valley Stream stations.