"It's always something. We have two small kids, and it's just unacceptable," one passenger said after she left the train. "I am so sick of paying a fortune for this kind of stuff to happen constantly."
According to the LIRR, the rear cars of a 10-car train that left Penn Station for Babylon derailed shortly before 9:30 p.m., just east of Jamaica Station. The train left Penn Station at 8:56 p.m.
A rescue train was sent to the scene and power was shut off, officials said.
The cause of the derailment was under investigation.