NJ Train Derailment in Penn Station Causes LIRR Delays

Penn Station
LIRR riders buy tickets at Penn Station in Manhattan (Photo by Angelo DeSantis).

An NJ TRANSIT train derailed in Penn Station in Manhattan on Monday morning, which MTA officials said will cause Long Island Rail Road delays and cancellations during the evening rush hour commute.

Crews are repairing the damage from the minor derailment, but the LIRR expects to have fewer than the usual nine Penn Station tracks and platforms during peak hours between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Monday, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Service is expected to be mostly normal before and after rush hour as well as from the Atlantic Terminal and Hunterspoint Avenue stations.

The incident is the second time in 11 days that a train from another railroad derailed in Penn Station and disrupted LIRR service. On March 24, an Amtrak Acela derailed and bumped an NJ TRANSIT train in Penn Station. Both incidents resulted in minor injuries.

LIRR riders are urged to stay tuned to the railroad’s website, social media, app and email blasts for the latest information on what trains will be cancelled or delayed.