LIRR Operating Full Peak Service

MTA Long Island Rail Road will operate full peak service for this morning's rush hour. The return to normal service comes on the heels of the completion of repairs to track inside the East River Tunnel caused by an Amtrak derailment Sunday. With the completion of the necessary repairs, the LIRR will provide a normal level of service with 143 trains operating in the morning peak and 126 trains operating in the PM peak.

LIRR President Helena E. Williams said: "This has been a long week for our customers. I want to thank them for the resilience and patience they demonstrated. We are pleased to offer our full level of service once again. My thanks to Amtrak employees for their extraordinary effort required to perform the challenging repair work in the difficult tunnel environment. Finally, I would like to express my appreciation to LIRR employees who did an exceptional job all week of running a modified schedule, assisting customers onboard trains and in stations and keeping everyone informed of the travel options available."

Amtrak crews worked around the clock since the Sunday derailment of an Amtrak equipment train to replace 282 damaged ties and the stone ballast in approximately 1,200 feet of track.

Before heading out this morning, customers are urged to check on LIRR service by monitoring this website, listening to the latest news broadcasts and traffic reports and/or signing up for free E-Alerts that provide the latest train information direct from the LIRR train operations center./p>

Customers can also contact the LIRR's Travel Information Center at 718-217-5477 (718-217 LIRR). If you are deaf or hard of hearing, use your preferred relay service provider or the free 711 relay to reach LIRR at 718-217-5477.