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MTA restores local E and F service after train derailment

Crews worked overnight to re-rail an F train that had derailed in Woodside. Photo courtesy Patrick Cashin/MTA
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Local service to the E and F subway lines has been restored two days after the train derailment in Woodside Friday morning that injured 19, the MTA said Sunday.

The Metropolitan Transit Authority announced that local service to all stops resumed just after 7 a.m. following the removal of all derailed cars from the tunnel. The trains will continue to operate on a local schedule until repairs to the damaged tracks are finished, which the agency hopes will be complete by Monday morning, the MTA said.

The R train is operating between Bay Ridge-95th Street in Brooklyn and 57th Street-7th Avenue in Manhattan. Service on the Q train has been extended to Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard, according to the MTA. The Long Island Rail Road is also honoring valid MetroCards at the Forest Hills, Jamaica, Kew Gardens and Woodside stations in Queens.

The MTA was advising riders to allow extra travel time because of the schedule changes.

Reach reporter Kelsey Durham at 718-260-4573 or by e-mail at kdurham@cnglocal.com.

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