LIRR train derails in Queens, no passenger injuries; evening commute disrupted

August 01, 2018 - 3:00 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A Long Island Rail Road train derailed Wednesday afternoon, forcing the temporary suspension of service in both directions on the Port Washington branch, the LIRR announced.

Westbound service was expected to resume with the 6:26 p.m. from Port Washington, the LIRR tweeted.

It added, "We are working to restore normal service on the Port Washington Branch following an earlier derailment{*} The first through train to Port Washington will be the 5:14 PM train from Penn to Great Neck which will be extended to Port Washington tonight."

The derailment occurred around 12:45 p.m.

"Port Washington Branch temporarily suspended in both directions due to a train with a derailed axle west of Woodside," the LIRR tweeted. "MTAPD and LIRR personnel are en route. NYC Transit will cross-honor LIRR tickets on the subway at Penn and the '7' subway at Woodside and Flushing/Main Street."

There were passengers on the train, but there were no reports of injuries. 

The FDNY was on the scene.