A Long Island Rail Road train derailed simply west of Woodside on Wednesday, snarling service on the Port Washington line for hours, based on the MTA.
The eastbound train was carrying between 400 and 500 individuals when two of its axels derailed on the Harold Interlocking railroad junction round 12:45 p.m., per the LIRR. No accidents have been reported, an FDNY spokesman mentioned.
All of the passengers have been taken from the derailed train and transferred to a different train on the Woodside station by 1:30 p.m., LIRR spokesman Aaron Donovan mentioned. The derailed train has since been rerailed and moved off of the observe.
Partial suspensions and service modifications plagued the Port Washington line all through the night’s peak commute, and the ripple results of the derailment have been evident all through almost all the LIRR system as trains have been canceled or considerably delayed.
Full service was restored to the Port Washington line round 7:30 p.m., however delays and canceled trains have been nonetheless a chance, based on Donovan.
Earlier Wednesday, Fran and Larry Sisselman, a retired couple from Bayside, mentioned they have been heading into Manhattan for dinner and a present with mates however feared they would not make into the town on time.
Their plan was to see, “The Play That Goes Wrong” on the Lyceum Theatre, Larry Sisselman mentioned, however “this is the train that goes wrong.”
Frustrated commuters additionally took to social media because the night rush acquired underway and hundreds of Long Islanders scrambled to get house.
A photograph posted to the Facebook group Long Island FAILroad confirmed quite a lot of MTA employees standing across the derailed train.
“Let the jokes begin about how many are standing around doing nothing,” Gregory Koz captioned the photograph.
Wednesday’s derailment was the second by an LIRR train in lower than two weeks. On July 21, an employees-only train derailed west of Penn Station because it approached the railroad’s West Side Yard.
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