A total of 600 passengers were travelling on the 12-carriage commuter train from Penn to Huntington, when it collided with a maintenance train just after 9pm EDT on Saturday 8 October. Thirty-three people were injured, four of them seriously. It previously said the National Transportation Safety Board was called, but an NTSB spokesman says it's merely monitoring the probe. They were both headed in the same direction.
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CNN employee Jeff Abrahams, who was a passenger on the train, said people were comforting one another after the derailment. The work train, a yellow, one-car train, was performing scheduled maintenance on a second track on that train line Saturday.
Commuters can make use of limited alternate service that is available to and from the Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma, and Hicksville stations.
The Ronkonkoma, Port Jefferson and Oyster Bay branches, which have been impacted by the derailment just east of New Hyde Park, had been running on reduced scheduled since one of the two tracks was put back in service early Monday.
The LIRR canceled 14 westbound trains because of the derailment, noted Newsday.
It was not immediately clear if the work train was stationary at the time.
NJ Transit officials said, though, that tracks 1 to 9 will remain out of service until further notice for fix work, noted NJ Advance Media.