Brentwood Frieght Train Derailment Sparks LIRR Suspensions

Long Island Rail Road train service was twice suspended in both directions on the Ronkonkoma Branch as crews make repairs after a freight-train derailment in Brentwood early Friday morning.

The LIRR had restored service in time for the westbound morning rush-hour commute after service was initially suspended shortly before 3 a.m., although there were residual delays and canceled trains throughout the morning.

Service was suspended a second time Friday morning between Ronkonkoma and Farmingdale on the Main Line after rush hour ended to allow a crane to assist in re-railing a stretch of track damaged in the derailment, according to the MTA.

Eastbound LIRR service was restored on the branch shortly before 3 p.m., just in time for the Friday evening rush-hour commute.