NEW YORK (PIX11) – Service delays on the Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma, Oyster Bay, and Hempstead branches of the LIRR continued Friday morning after a train derailed in Queens on Thursday, leaving over a dozen people injured.
Eastbound trains are skipping Hillside, Hollis, and Queens Village on the Hempstead line, as of 8 p.m. For the Ronkonkoma line, many trains heading to Grand Central were canceled but commuters could take trains heading to Penn Station and transfer at Jamaica.
The MTA said there have been 10- to 15-minute delays along the Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma branches.
The MTA, FDNY and NYPD responded around 11 a.m. Thursday when eight cars of a train with roughly 100 passengers on board derailed east of the Jamaica train station. First responders helped get people off the derailed train and onto a rescue train, which took them to Jamaica Station.
As of 8 a.m. Friday, the MTA said it has rerailed six out of the eight cars.
Speed is not suspected to be a factor in the derailment, as the MTA said the train was traveling in an area with speed limits between 60 to 80 mph and it was traveling 54 mph. The train was also operating straight.
For more information on delays and cancellations, go to mta.info or check the Train Time app.