Normal Long Island Rail Road service expected for morning commute

MIDTOWN, Manhattan -- The Long Island Rail Road expects normal service for the morning commute following massive delays and cancellations caused by signal trouble a day earlier.

The agency says Amtrak has completed repairs on a broken signal that took out three tracks during the Tuesday evening rush hour.

The problem shut down three tracks at Penn Station used by LIRR to stage and run eastbound service during peak evening hours. That left the railroad with access to just six tracks and forced the cancellation of 21 trains. Another 38 trains experienced delays. Westbound service into Penn Station also was suspended for a time.

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