Jamaica derailment

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Jamaica derailment

Postby LRail » Wed May 14, 2014 3:02 pm

What just happened in Jamaica?
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Re: Jamaica derailment

Postby jayrmli » Wed May 14, 2014 3:11 pm

From NBC's website:

Long Island Rail Road customers are being advised to expect delays and cancellations on nearly all branches after a NY & Atlantic Railway freight train derailed at Jamaica Station.

With the exception of the Port Washington branch, all lines on the LIRR are experiencing service delays, according to the MTA website.

A LIRR spokesman said a NY & Atlantic Railway was moving west into Jamaica station when the last three cars derailed just east of the station.

The derailed train is blocking one track, but seven others remain clear. LIRR trains will be running on those tracks, but customers should expect delays, spokesman Salvatore Arena said.

NY & Atlantic Railway uses LIRR-owned tracks to deliver commodities through Long Island, according to its parent company's website.
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Re: Jamaica derailment

Postby lirr42 » Wed May 14, 2014 5:22 pm

I have some more information from different reports and photos here: http://www.thelirrtoday.com/2014/05/ny- ... maica.html

From what it sounds like, RS41 was going through Jamaica on track 11 for Fresh Pond when 3 of the 7 cars derailed.
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Re: Jamaica derailment

Postby Amtrak7 » Thu May 15, 2014 11:12 am

As of this morning, 6:30am, the 3 affected cars remain at the scene, although per the LIRR email alerts they have been rerailed and yard access restored.
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Re: Jamaica derailment

Postby AlKaLI » Sun May 18, 2014 8:55 pm

Coming home on the LIRR around 7:20 PM on Saturday night at Jamaica, saw a LIRR maintenance crew replacing track in this area with a hi-rail crane and other equipment.
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