Long Island Rail Road has been facing service disruptions, due to an Amtrak train derailment on May 8. The impact will continue at least until Wednesday, May 11.
Amtrak continues its repair work in the East River tunnel, which is currently blocked. An empty Amtrak train derailed in the tunnel, damaging 275 track ties.
The derailment continues to affect LIRR services. Of the 87 trains from Penn Station during the PM rush, 20 will be canceled and combined with other trains, resulting in a more crowded trains.
Westbound service to Penn Station is also influenced, with termination at Jamaica. On the Port Washington Branch will terminate at Woodside, according to MTA website
Commuters should expect extra travel time and some delay during the PM rush. New York City trainsit is honoring LIRR tickets to be used on the subway till at least May 11, and commuters are urged to subscribe to LIRR online alerts, or check MTA website for more information.
The LIRR and Amtrak are constantly communicating to see whether the full service can be restored by Thursday morning, after repairing and testing the track ties.