LIRR commuters face heavy delays due to broken rail

NEW YORK — LIRR commuters faced heavy delays Thursday due to a broken rail, the transit service tweeted.

Delays persisted for more than 10 hours Thursday, with the average being 45 minutes, LIRR tweeted around 1:15 p.m.

At the heights of delays, commuters were slowed by about 90 minutes, the LIRR said at 9:47 a.m.

The LIRR is operating on one of two main line tracks through Queens Village due to a broken rail, LIRR tweeted.

Some trains are canceled, and the Hempstead Branch trains are facing delays.

Commuters are advised to use south shore branches, like Montauk or Babylon, if possible.

Ronkonkoma Branch trains are making all local stops to accommodate commuters whose trains were canceled.

The broken rail was first reported on the LIRR's Twitter account at 2:41 a.m.

Also on Thursday, commuters who use the Lincoln Tunnel are facing massive delays because of emergency repair work.

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