The Long Island Rail Road said Monday evening that it had restored limited service eastbound on the Port Washington line. Service on other lines remains suspended.
"The LIRR has restored limited Port Washington branch service eastbound from Penn Station as of 5:30 pm. As train equipment becomes available, the LIRR will continue to run trains on the Port Washington branch this evening," the railroad said. "The LIRR has been running test trains, without customers, on major branches as part of the effort to bring service back," states the latest advisory.
It did not offer information on the status of westbound service Tuesday morning from Port Washington or elsewhere.
Of the other lines, the LIRR said "this suspension continues until safe and reliable service can be restored." It also said that several cars that had become stranded on LIRR crossings "have hampered the recovery."
People looking to travel by rail are urged to watch the LIRR website for updates.
The railroad had initially suspended most eastbound trains Sunday night because of switching problems at Jamaica but later halted trains in both directions as the snow began accumulating on tracks.
"Due to the extreme nature of the ongoing blizzard, including high winds and major snow drifts, the MTA is urging its customers to stay home this morning if at all possible,'' according to its website Monday. "There are major suspensions across our transportation network that may continue through the morning rush hour, including a full suspension of service on the Long Island Rail Road, suspension of Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line, and suspension of several of the lettered subway lines."