Trains to Long Island’s east end expected to resume Monday

May 26, 2019
Authorities gather at the scene of a Long Island Rail Road passenger train derailment in Southampton, N.Y., Saturday, May 25, 2019. The LIRR tweeted that the derailment followed a "slow-speed impact" between a passenger train and a work train at around 4 a.m. Saturday. No injuries were reported. Train service to the east end of Long Island is suspended for the first day of Memorial Day weekend after the early morning derailment. (John Roca/Newsday via AP)

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — The Long Island Rail Road says trains to the Hamptons are expected to resume on Memorial Day after a derailment snarled travel to the popular resort area during the holiday weekend.

The railroad gave the update Sunday on its website.

Meanwhile, riders can use a combination of shuttle trains and buses to get to and from the Hamptons.

The LIRR tweeted earlier that the derailment happened after a low-speed collision between a Montauk-bound passenger train and a work train at around 4 a.m. Saturday near Speonk (SPEE’-ahnk). One car on each train derailed. No one was injured.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said track damage was extensive.

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