LIRR Service Restored After Train Collision Causes Scattered Cancellations, Delays - NBC New York

LIRR Service Restored After Train Collision Causes Scattered Cancellations, Delays

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    LIRR Train Collision Causes Scattered Cancellations, Delays; No Injuries

    A train heading east sideswiped a double decker train at the Jamaica station in Queens on Friday evening during rush hour, the LIRR confirmed. Michael George reports. (Published Friday, July 17, 2015)

    Long Island Rail Road service is back on track Saturday after a train sideswiped a double-decker train at the Jamaica station in Queens during the Friday rush hour, rail officals said.

    Police used a wooden, makeshift bridge to transfer passengers from the derailed train to a rescue train. No injuries were reported from the collision, but scattered cancellations and delays were reported systemwide.

    Photos from the collision show smashed and cracked windows and one train pushed up against another.

    The MTA called the crash, which happened around 6:30 p.m., a "minor collision" on its website and said delays continued into the night.

    Westbound service was restored between Jamaica and Penn Station and between Jamaica and Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn around 8:30 p.m. Service was restored eastbound about an hour later.

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