Long Beach BRanch
The Long Beach Branch had be running via diesel trains since service resumed nearly two weeks ago. The resumption of electric service now means that all 11 LIRR branches are fully operational for the first time since Sandy hit, Gov. Cuomo said.
The resumption of service on the Long Beach Branch means all 10 LIRR branches are back in operation following superstorm Sandy.
That means all 10 LIRR branches are now running trains connecting New York City and Long Island for the first time since Superstorm Sandy struck two weeks ago.
Temporary repairs to an East River Amtrak tunnel have allowed for the reopening of a number of lines but with a reduced number of trains able to travel through the tunnel.