LIRR Statement – Febuary 27, 2019 – Accident at Westbury


The members of the Long Island Rail Road Commuter Council wish to offer our condolences to the families of those killed and those injured in last night’s collision and derailment in Westbury. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this tragic time.

As the authorities continue to repair the area and investigate the events leading up to this accident, if it comes to pass that damage affects commuting on the main line and riders are directed to the other lines, we ask that County, Town, and LIRR officials work together towards a plan to allow riders to park and use non-affected stations without penalty.