Service Headaches For NJ Transit, Amtrak Riders

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) —New Jersey Transit says it has reopened one of two tracks that were closed by wire damage on its Northeast Corridor rail line.

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Spokesman Dan Stessel says partial service is being restored between Newark and New York City. But Stessel says riders can expect major delays during Wednesday’s evening commute. NJ Transit suspended rail service in both directions between Newark and New York City earlier in the day due to overhead wire damage near the Portal Bridge in Secaucus.

Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor service in and out of Penn Station in New York also was suspended due to the New Jersey wire damage and a similar problem near Hunts Point in New York.

There was no immediate word on when it would resume.

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  • righttrack

    If people lived closer to work, we wouldn’t need mass transit !!!

  • Hal Mann

    “Knipped”, Mr. Liberal? That’s knot good spelling!

  • A

    How different is this delay from any other day? NJT has problems everyday. And don’t expect improvements as its not possible as its State run. Just expect a fare hike next year which they probably need so they can work harder at providing us more horrible service. The day after the last fare hike of 25% was announced, trains were delayed like today. Just call yourself Useless Transit.

  • Nicolas Clifford

    No need whatsoever for two more tracks and a second set of tunnels. None. Thank you for saving us from that, Governor Christie.

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