No serious injuries were reported when the train derailed around 9 a.m. Monday while entering Penn Station at slow speed. So rescuers led them out of that auto, onto the tracks, then back into another vehicle so they could walk through the train and onto the platform. Two of them suffered back injuries, officials said. Eight tracks were out of commission as a result.
Many commuters faced crowded train terminals and delays of two hours or more on Tuesday morning. Westbound service will be suspended from Jamaica to Penn as of 4PM and from Woodside to Penn between 6PM and 8PM.
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"I didn't see the first pitch. When it's run by the government, they can be as bad as they want", he said. Amtrak officials said they're not sure how long it's going to take to complete the repairs. Customers should locate the SATURDAY/SUNDAY/HOLIDAY schedule on their timetables and note that all trains will be operating, including those listed in the color-shaded columns. That means frequency of rides are almost cut in half. MidTown Direct trains are being diverted to Hoboken. Former LIRR Director of Planning Joe Clift has some ideas for that. Amtrak maintains the system. Investigators from the Federal Railroad Administration were on the scene at Penn Station.
Crews are still working to fix the damage.