Published: Sun, July 16, 2017
Business | By Max Garcia

Second NJ Transit train stalls at Penn Station in one day

Second NJ Transit train stalls at Penn Station in one day

The disabled train sparked delays of up to 30 minutes for commuters for New Jersey Transit as Amtrak travel between NY and New Jersey was briefly suspended.

The Amtrak train disabled in the Hudson River Tunnel because of an overhead power issue, officials said.

That also led to train delays until about 5 p.m., he said.

A second New Jersey Transit train stalled at Penn Station on Saturday, officials said.

Amtrak travel between NY and New Jersey was briefly suspended, but had resumed on Amtrak rails by 1:15 p.m.

Week one of the "summer of hell" is officially behind us, and the general consensus is that service disruptions at Penn Station and beyond haven't been as bad as they could have been.

Later Saturday around 4:35 p.m., a New Jersey Transit train became disabled at the same location as the earlier incidents because of overhead power issues.

There have been no reported injuries, and passengers did not have to evacuate. It led to the latest series of commuting delays in and out of New York Penn Station. The Wall Street Journalreports that the national rail agency's COO, Scot Naparstek, said that work for the first week is being completed right on time.

Friday marked the fifth day of major repairs that are closing tracks and forcing commuter rail lines to reduce schedules at the nation's busiest train station, a critical part of the Northeast Corridor system. The Path will absorb extra traffic due to the closing of tracks at Penn Station.

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