LIRR Trains Running on Schedule After Freight Train Derailment

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    Scene of derailment at Jamaica Station

    Long Island Rail Road trains are operating on or close to schedule after a freight train derailment at Jamaica Station Thursday afternoon caused delays. 

    About a dozen eastbound trains were delayed and four were canceled during the evening rush after a NY & Atlantic Railway freight train derailed at Jamaica Station at about 3 p.m.

    A LIRR spokesman said a NY & Atlantic Railway was moving west into Jamaica station when the last three cars derailed just east of the station. 

    The derailed train blocked one track, but seven others remained clear, allowing most LIRR trains to pass through with small delays.

    Crews are working to rerail the three derailed cars, which may again result in a small number of cancellations in the morning. 

    It's not clear what caused the train to derail. No one was hurt. 

    NY & Atlantic Railway uses LIRR-owned tracks to deliver commodities through Long Island, according to its parent company's website