‘Near normal’ LIRR commute expected for Wednesday morning

Posted at 11:09 PM, Jun 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-18 23:11:02-04


The MTA announced that after two hellish days the LIRR morning commute will be almost normal for Wednesday morning.

Amtrak crews worked around the clock to repair tracks and switches damaged Monday evening when an eastbound LIRR train derailed.

According to an MTA press release:

“Amtrak crews worked throughout the night and into the early morning hours to repair switches and 500 feet of track damaged by the derailment. The derailment had initially prevented access to two of the four Amtrak East River tunnels. As Amtrak’s repairs and inspections were underway, one tunnel remained blocked.”

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