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Apr 10, 2017 10:12 AMPublication: The East Hampton Press

UPDATE: Train Delays From Montauk Caused By Truck Crashing Into North Main Street Trestle

East Hampton Village Police at the bridge on North Main Street after a truck crashed into the bridge early Monday morning. KYRIL BROMLEY
Apr 20, 2017 3:20 PM


According to Mr. Donovan, the only train that was canceled was the 5:39 a.m. train from Montauk to Long Island City at 8:44 a.m. One of the proceeding trains that normally start in Montauk started in East Hampton at 11:18 a.m. and ended at Jamaica at 2:19 p.m. with buses picking up travelers in Montauk and Amagansett to transport them to the East Hampton. In the opposite direction, the 8:52 a.m. train from Babylon normally ending its route in Montauk stopped at East Hampton at 10:27 a.m., with those needing travel to Amagansett and Montauk being provided bus services. The last delay from Montauk was the 2:51 p.m. heading for Jamaica at 5:50 p.m., which was delayed 30 minutes.


Long Island Rail Road trains were suspended between East Hampton and Montauk after a truck hit the railroad trestle over North Main Street in East Hampton Village early Monday morning.

According to East Hampton Village Police, at approximately 3:12 a.m. the vehicle hit the small trestle near the intersection of North Main Street and Hook Mill Road, which has relatively low clearance and has historically posed problems for tall trucks. According to Aaron Donovan, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, LIRR inspectors and MTA police were on the scene to repair the damage, with buses replacing train service in the meantime.

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