A Long Island Rail Road train that was derailed at Penn Station yesterday evening has left the MTA no choice but to cancel or reroute 35 trains this morning. Here's what the MTA had to say:
Three of four tunnel lines usually available to the LIRR will be operational. However, the unavailability of one line will require the cancellation of 35 trains westbound peak trains, plus the diversion of others from Penn Station to Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn or Hunterspoint Ave. in Queens.
MTA NYC Transit is cross honoring LIRR tickets on the No. 2, No. 3, No. 7 and E Trains. The LIRR regrets this inconvenience and is working with Amtrak to restore full service as soon as possible.
According to MTA spokesman Salvatore Arena, repairs will continue today and will interrupt the evening commute. Still, the agency advises everyone to check its website for new developments throughout the course of the day.