A Long Island Rail Road passenger train struck an abandoned car on the tracks in Patchogue early Saturday, causing minor disruptions on the Montauk Branch, officials said.
About 40 people were aboard the 5:34 a.m. train from Speonk that hit an unoccupied car at River Avenue, west of the Patchogue station at 6:08 a.m., a Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokeswoman said. No injuries were reported.
Photos from the scene show a crumpled black sedan resting just feet from the train while passengers disembark using a wooden ladder.
Passengers from that train, which had been due to arrive in Jamaica at 7:10 a.m., were put on a bus in Patchogue to Babylon, where they transferred to westbound train service, the spokeswoman said. The train tracks then were inspected by officials for damage, according to the spokeswoman.
A second westbound train set to arrive at Babylon at 8 a.m. was delayed at Patchogue due to the incident, a notice stated.
Service had been fully restored by 8:40 a.m., the spokeswoman said.