A passenger boards a Long Island Rail Road train in Long Beach (Joe Abate).
A passenger boards a Long Island Rail Road train in Long Beach (Joe Abate).

Long Island Rail Road service was mostly back to normal for the Wednesday morning rush hour commute two days after a train that derailed in Penn Station caused widespread delays.

The only issues reported during the first normal commute since the incident was a train with equipment trouble on the Montauk Branch that ran nearly an hour late. Mid-day trains are also being replaced with buses between Locust Valley and Oyster Bay while tie replacement work is underway.

The LIRR Amtrak, and the Federal Railroad Administration are investigating the cause of the derailment, which required 500 feet of track to be replaced.

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Timothy Bolger is the Managing Editor for the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.