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LIRR evening delays expected after derailment in Queens

QUEENS — The axle of an LIRR train carrying hundreds of passengers derailed Wednesday, causing delays, cancelations and at least one line to be suspended, according to the transit agency.

Delays and cancellations are being reported on the Babylon, Oyster Bay, Port Jefferson and Port Washington branches as a result of the derailment.

Crews work on a LIRR train after its axle derailed in Queens on Aug. 1, 2018. (PIX11)

About 400 to 500 people were aboard the train when its axle derailed west of Woodside at about 12:45 p.m., officials said. All passengers were moved to a second train by 1:30 p.m.

Fire officials responded to the scene.

The Port Washington Branch has been temporary suspended because of the issue, and multiple trains have been canceled. Click here for more information on specific train cancelations.

LIRR personnel are evaluating if there will be any additional impact on service.

NYC Transit is cross-honoring LIRR tickets on the subway at Penn Station and the No. 7 train at Woodside and Flushing/Main Street.

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