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Train service to Hamptons resumes after derailment

May 27, 2019

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — The Long Island Rail Road says train service to the Hamptons has resumed after a derailment halted service for two days.

The railroad said on Twitter Monday that the 7:04 train from Montauk would be the first westbound train to run as scheduled into Jamaica since the derailment Saturday.

Regularly scheduled train service to the popular resort destinations of Montauk and the Hamptons was suspended after the accident.

The LIRR tweeted earlier that the derailment happened after a low-speed collision between a Montauk-bound passenger train and a work train at around 4 a.m. Saturday near Speonk (SPEE’-ahnk). One car on each train derailed. No one was injured.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said track damage was extensive.

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