Apparently, a Montauk bound revenue train sideswiped a work train engine near Speonk, causing quite a bit of track damage and shutting down the Montauk route until further notice. Fortunately, there were NO injuries to the 32 passengers or the crew aboard the revenue train.
LIRR service to the Hamptons will be restored by Memorial Day
Three trains in total — a passenger train and two locomotives — derailed during the crash that heavily damaged the track and destroyed key operating equipment.
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