A PSEG Long Island power problem caused major delays and service failures on LIRR's early Thanksgiving morning, with the West…
A PSEG Long Island power problem caused major delays and service failures on LIRR’s early Thanksgiving morning, with the West Hempstead industry still off, said the railroad.
After hours of on-off suspensions and “significant delays” on several branches, there were delays through the Valley Stream area in one to two hours from 11 o’clock, Long Island Rail Road said in service consulting. Several trains have been interrupted.
“We recommend customers to avoid the South Shore branches, as trains run in limited service,” said LIRR spokesman Christopher McKniff.
LIRR is working on a vacation schedule and has added trains to come to Manhattan for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. LIRR and PSEG Long Island crews were in place, but LIRR had no appreciation for repairs.
The railroad advised those who went to the parade to use Hempstead, Huntington / Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma and Port Washington. 19659009] Babylon Branch had hourly service. Buses replaced trains at the West Hempstead Branch.
The service was restored at Long Beach Branch at 10:15 am and the Far Rockaway Branch at 11 o’clock reminds the railroad.
Trains move slowly through the Valley Stream area due to what LIRR described as a PSEG Long Island power problem. In dozens of counseling that was sent after midnight, the railway described a power failure that “damaged a signal tower in the Valley Stream area”.
Soon after 9:00, Juanita Gamble bought a ticket at the Long Beach station to enter Manhattan for a celebration of thanksgiving, just going to the platform and finding train service interrupted.
Gamble, 48, of Yonkers, had visited his boyfriend family on Long Island and tried to come to Manhattan to meet his sister for a meal at the National Action Grid’s Thanksgiving event in Harlem.
“Now I’m stuck,” she said, not happy when he heard about limited bus traffic that replaces trains. “I can not believe it has been interrupted.” If I had known, I would not have bought the ticket. I suppose I’ll take the bus. “
Gamble said it was a big trouble on a vacation for a expensive ticket. “We then? People travel, go see their loved ones and this and so … too much.”
NYC Transit cross-honored LIRR tickets between Jamaica and Penn stations in both directions until 10.00  Separately, the service was repaired at 10:30 between Huntington and Port Jefferson after being suspended for two and a half hours due to a broken rail near Northport, which was repaired, LIRR said.
On Wednesday night, there were delays due to slippery rail conditions.
With Khristopher J. Brooks and Bridget Murphy