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Normal service on LIRR; Port Washington delays

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Normal service returned to the Long Island Railroad Monday after a week of disruptions due to a derailed freight train.

But a short time later, service was suspended in both directions between Port Washington and Great Neck because of a broken rail west of Port Washington Station. It was restored by approximately 7:30 a.m.

The railroad also is adding trains Monday afternoon due to the Passover observance, which begins at sunset.

Salvatore Arena told Newsday "We're on target. Everything should be back to normal" on Monday.

The derailment occurred last Monday west of Jamaica, Queens.

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