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Photo: MTA / Patrick Cashin
Photo: MTA / Patrick Cashin
A freight train derailment near the Jamaica LIRR Station is expected to impact service Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Updated Thursday, May 15 7:20 a.m.

A  NY & Atlantic Railway freight train derailed just east of the Jamaica Long Island Rail Road station Wednesday, impacting transit service during the afternoon and evening commute, the MTA said.

Three cars from the freight train derailed just before 3 p.m., blocking one track, according to a spokesman for the agency.  No injuries were reported and and the cause of the derailment is under investigation.

As the evening commute started to wind down, eastbound service was operating on or close to schedule. The LIRR had to cancel four eastbound trains and delay about a dozen trains because of the derailment, according to the MTA.

The derailed cars were rerailed by the following morning, and the LIRR was operating normal rush hour service Thursday.

 

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