Port Washington LIRR train service has resumed in both directions after two train axles derailed Wednesday afternoon.
According to the MTA, two axles on the 12:19 p.m. train from Penn Station to Port Washington derailed at the Harold interlocking, which is west of Woodside, around 12:45 p.m.
The first axle of the train derailed, officials said. An MTA worker who was at the scene told NY1 that just the front car of the train derailed.
The LIRR said passengers on the train with the derailed axles were moved to other trains. The MTA said there were no initial reports of injuries.
Service on the entire line was suspended in both directions in the aftermath of the derailment. Limited eastbound service on the line later resumed on stops east of Woodside, with commuters from Penn Station needing to transfer at Woodside for shuttle service.
Westbound service from Port Washington to Woodside was temporarily suspended shortly after 4 p.m. Customers faced some delays and cancellations throughout the afternoon and into the evening rush, and several trains along the line were canceled Wednesday afternoon into the evening, before service was fully restored.
Eventually, service resumed in both directions, and some trains that had been canceled were actually restored by the MTA.
The Port Washington line originates out of Penn Station and is the only LIRR line not to run through Jamaica. It makes stops at eight stations in Queens - Woodside, Flushing-Main Street, Murray Hill, Broadway, Auburndale, Bayside, Douglaston and Little Neck - before making four stops in Nassau County. It also makes stops at Mets-Willets Point on Mets home game days.