Skip to main content
Latest NewsLocalNYC

At least 13 people were hurt in a LIRR train derailment in NYC

By 08/04/2023 9:01 AMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff


According to officials and reports, at least 13 individuals were harmed when an LIRR train with roughly 100 passengers on board derailed in Queens on Thursday morning.

Around 11:12 a.m., sources and the FDNY reported that all eight cars of the passenger train derailed just east of the Jamaica Station complex at 175th Street and 95th Avenue.

According to accounts, those harmed suffered from back and limb injuries. Although most of the injuries were minor and everyone was expected to fully recover, two of the passengers had significant wounds. MTA officials.

According to MTA Chair Janno Lieber, the derailment was anticipated to affect the Thursday evening and Friday morning rush hours.

Regarding the timescale for repairs, Lieber explained that “the restoration process is not simply a matter of re-railing the train; there is damage to the ties and other railroad infrastructure as well.

He continued, “We’ll have to update the public on how long it will be before that track and our capacity to offer complete Long Island Railroad service are back in operation.

By 3 p.m., the train schedule will be revised. online. At 10:43 a.m., the train left Grand Central. It had a scheduled arrival time of 11:37 a.m. in Hempstead. the MTA claimed prior to it derailing.

Although the derailment’s cause was not immediately understood, it was thought that the speed, which was 54 mph at the time, was not a contributing factor.

Each train includes data on the mechanics of the vehicle that can be downloaded, and this data will be examined as part of the investigation. A call to the FDNY came in around 11:30 a.m. and assisted in removing the people from the train, according to Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh.

Kavanagh said, “This is a complicated and dangerous procedure, but they were able to get started fast and decide that they were able to get all of the people off the train and to another place to be assessed by EMS. Transferring passengers to a different train was done.

On Thursday, eastbound trains avoided Queens Village, Hollis, and Hillside.

Cross-honoring will be used by the Q2, Q3, Q8, and Q110 buses for service between Jamaica and Queens Village. Governor Kathy Hochul stated in a statement, “I have been briefed on the LIRR derailment near Jamaica Station in Queens, and State personnel are on the ground assisting with emergency response.

“We will continue to closely monitor the situation to ensure the safety of both rail customers and rail employees.”


By providing your phone number, you will receive text message updates from Yid-Info. You can opt out at any time by responding STOP.

bobby bracros

Author bobby bracros

More posts by bobby bracros

Leave a Reply