Limited LIRR service restored westbound

September 5, 2013 1:55:36 PM PDT
Limited LIRR westbound service has been restored with delays between Jamaica and Penn Station due to signal problems in Amtrak's East River Tunnels.

An East Side access contractor doing excavation near the Sunnyside, Queens, yards inadvertently cut a single cable.

That has caused today's train troubles.

Seven eastbound LIRR trains have been cancelled so far. There may be additional eastbound cancellations.

Trains that are running are reportedly running on or close to schedule. Customers should still expect crowding conditions.

NYC Transit is crossing-honoring between Jamaica and Penn Station.