Long Island Rail Road travelers heading to and from New York are facing massive delays Wednesday morning after a non-passenger equipment train derailed near Jamaica Station in Queens.
The train stalled near the major hub around 4:33 a.m., according to LIRR’s Twitter.
Service was temporarily suspended in both directions, but the Port Washington line was not affected.
Limited westbound service into the city was restored around 5:43 a.m., the LIRR said, but commuters “should expect delays and cancellations during the a.m. rush,” the MTA said.
NYC Transit is cross-honoring LIRR tickets at Penn Station, Jamaica Station, Hunterspoint Avenue and Atlantic Terminal.
Commuters are encouraged to consider alternate routes and allow for additional travel time.
LIRR temporarily suspended both directions through Jamaica due to derailed non-passenger train. Port Wash service not affected at this time— LIRR (@LIRR) February 8, 2017
Limited w/b svc through Jam after service disruption. Delays, cancellations AM rush. NYC Transit cross-honoring Penn, Jamaica, Atl Term, HPA— LIRR (@LIRR) February 8, 2017