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LIRR Delays Continue For PM Rush Wednesday As Amtrak Works To Repair Rails

Passengers board a Long Island Rail Road train at the Jamaica station - Queens, NY - May 11, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Passengers board a Long Island Rail Road train at the Jamaica station – Queens, NY – May 11, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Long Island Rail Road commuters faced another day of delays on Wednesday and the disruptions will continue for the evening rush.

Twenty eastbound trains will once again be canceled for the p.m. rush.  All eastbound p.m. rush Far Rockaway trains will depart from Atlantic Terminal.

For a detailed list of service changes, click here.

Westbound train service to Penn Station will terminate at Jamaica and on the Port Washington Branch will terminate at Woodside at approximately 4:30 p.m. Customers are being advised to use E and No. 7 train service as an alternative.

WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane At Jamaica Station

Amtrak was still working to repair a 1,400-foot section of damaged track inside an East River tunnel, where an empty five-car Amtrak train, moving at 60 miles per hour, derailed Sunday afternoon.

Service should return to normal by the Friday morning rush, according to Amtrak.

“I am disappointed that Amtrak was not able to complete their repair work in time to meet the goal of returning to normal service by Thursday,” LIRR President Helena E. Williams said in a statement.

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