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LIRR Restored at Atlantic Terminal After Broken Rail Disrupts Service

What to Know

  • A broken rail in one of the East River tunnels caused LIRR rush-hour delays, cancellations and suspensions Wednesday evening
  • There were fears that the broken rail would affect the Thursday morning commute but LIRR announced that the rail was fixed just after 5 a.m.
  • Amtrak owns the tunnel, which serves LIRR trains

Service has been restored on the LIRR out of Atlantic Terminal after a broken rail suspended or delayed service during the evening rush, officials say.

Westbound service between Jamaica and Atlantic Terminal had been suspended, and service eastbound from Atlantic Terminal was delayed or canceled. 

On Wednesday, a broken rail outside one of Amtrak's East River tunnels forced more than a dozen peak rush-hour trains to be canceled Wednesday evening. 

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