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Derailment may snarl PM commute for LIRR

A file photo of LIRR rider Lindsay Stanford

A file photo of LIRR rider Lindsay Stanford watching the schedule at Penn Station. (Aug. 23, 2010) Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

The Long Island Rail Road advised commuters that an NJ Transit derailment in Penn Station will likely impact the afternoon commute.

According to the Associated Press,  NJ Transit says a Midtown Direct train had a slow-speed
derailment after departing New York’s Penn Station at 10:50 a.m. Monday.

All 300 passengers were reportedly safe and walked back to the station.

 The derailment also closed Amtrak Empire service between New York and Croton Harmon.

For the latest LIRR delays, check our transit map.

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