- Associated Press - Sunday, May 4, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - Normal service on the E, F, M and R lines is scheduled to resume in time for the morning rush hour, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said, adding that all of the subway cars that derailed in a Queens tunnel have been removed from the tracks

Normal service on the lines that had been affected by the F train derailment should resume by 5 a.m. Monday, the MTA said.

Service was partially restored from Friday’s incident, which injured 19 and stranded hundreds. The E and F trains were running locally in Queens, then on their regular routes in Manhattan. The Long Island Rail Road will continue to cross-honor valid MetroCards between Penn Station and Jamaica Station until full service is restored.

A rail snapped and caused six cars of a Manhattan-bound F train to leave the tracks on Friday. The rail that broke was manufactured in the U.S. in November and installed in March. The other rails from that shipment will be tracked down and inspected, according to the MTA.

There is no signal switch in the area. The train’s operator and conductor were tested for drugs and alcohol, but results were not immediately known.

Four remaining subway cars on the eight-car train were removed Saturday from the tunnel between the Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue station and Queens Plaza.

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