NEW YORK — Evening commuters on the Long Island Rail Road Tuesday can continue to expect minor delays on seven train lines because of a derailment Monday night west of the Forest Hills station in Queens, according to a railroad spokesman.
Trains on the Babylon, Far Rockaway, Long Beach, Port Jefferson and Port Washington branches have been affected.
On most of those lines, trains are still running but are coming less frequently than usual, so riders will have to wait until the next scheduled train, said Sal Arena, the railroad spokesman.
The derailment of the non-passenger train damaged about 3,700 feet of track on one of the commuter rail’s lines between Jamaica and Penn Station. No one was injured in the mishap.
Two of the cars that derailed have been placeed back on the track, but morning and afternoon delays should continue through the end of the week, Arena said. Railroad officials are still investigating the cause of the accident.
Railroad officials advised commuters to check their website.