Abandoned car on LIRR truck ceases service to Hempstead


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A vigilant Long Island Rail Road crew found an abandoned car on the west railroad track at Stewart Manor Station on Wednesday night and stopped the train before 80 customers boarded to avoid a serious accident. I was able to do.

According to railroad officials, the 9:42 pm train 780 from Pennsylvania Station to Hempstead stopped at around 10:34 pm and “did not come into contact with the car.” However, to complete the trip to Rosa Parks Hempstead Transit Center, customers had to evacuate and transfer to a bus.

The railroad said Thursday that it was unclear how vehicles were abandoned on the railroad tracks, but said the incident caused what was called “extensive railroad damage” and damage to the area’s third rail power supply. Stated.

Officials said the damage caused all services on the Hempstead branch line between Hempstead and Jamaica to be suspended until around 5:20 am Thursday.

Investigation of the case is ongoing.


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