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Press Release
June 19, 2013
LIRR Expects Near Normal AM Rush Hour
Work and Final Testing Continuing Overnight

MTA Long Island Rail Road customers should anticipate a near normal rush hour Wednesday morning following the expected completion of efforts by Amtrak personnel to repair tracks and switches damaged Monday evening when an eastbound LIRR train derailed in one of Amtrak's East River tunnels.

Amtrak crews worked throughout the night and into the early morning hours to repair switches and 500 feet of track damaged by the derailment. When the overnight work is completed, all four tunnels will be operational and will support normal service for LIRR, NJT and Amtrak.

The LIRR is grateful to its customers for their patience during this service disruption and advises to check the MTA website and monitor television and radio news reports for the latest information before heading out in the morning.