Passengers were evacuated from a Long Island Rail Road train Friday night in Queens after two cars derailed.
"It's always something. We have two small kids, and it's just unacceptable," one passenger said after she left the train. "I am so sick of paying a fortune for this kind of stuff to happen constantly."
According to the LIRR, the rear cars of a 10-car train that left Penn Station for Babylon derailed shortly before 9:30 p.m., just east of Jamaica Station. The train left Penn Station at 8:56 p.m.
No injuries were reported. One passenger described feeling the train "rumble and lurch."
A rescue train was sent to the scene and power was shut off, officials said.
(The FDNY entering a rescue train to evacuate passengers from the derailed train. Van Tieu/NY1.)
Some of the approximately 600 passengers began to leave Jamaica Station shortly before 11 p.m. after they were evacuated. The MTA said a relief train will take any passengers to the Babylon station to complete their trip.
The cause of the derailment was under investigation.
Multiple LIRR trains have been delayed or cancelled as a result of the derailment. To check on the status of your train, head to the Long Island Rail Road website.