Evening commuters on the Long Island Rail Road's Ronkonkoma branch can expect 15 to 25 minute delays east of Hicksville resulting from a freight car that derailed around midnight west of the Wyandanch station, the commuter service said.

Workers are continuing the re-railing process, the LIRR said at 2:30 p.m., to be followed by repair to signal equipment that was damaged by the freight car.

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The Ronkonkoma branch of the Long Island Rail Road had delays throughout the Monday morning commute. Trains ran at a reduced speed between Farmingdale and Wyandanch for several hours, delaying morning travel on the line up to 25 minutes, spokeswoman Marjorie Anders said. Anders said a single freight car, part of another rail system, derailed around midnight and was leaning on a utility pole that carries system wires affecting three grade crossings.

There were no injuries.

With Gary Dymski