Wire Problem Causes Delays For NJ TRANSIT Trains Into NYC During Morning Commute

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — NJ TRANSIT trains are back to normal into and out of New York City after a wire problem caused major delays earlier in the morning.

NJ TRANSIT spokesman John Durso Jr. says a train carrying about 500 passengers became stuck in the tunnel heading into New York at about 5:40 a.m. when an overhead wire malfunctioned.

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Trains were facing up to 60 minute delays for a time during the morning rush  in and out of New York Penn Station and all Midtown Direct trains were being diverted into Hoboken.

Amtrak says all service between New York Penn and Newark has been restored after being disrupted earlier.

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  • NJT Conductor

    If you guys dont like it, drive in. See how you’ll like sitting at the Lincoln/Holland tunnel for 2 hrs waiting to get thru. haha

  • annaina

    chris christie must be sooo proud of himself today for making the obvious decision that an additional tunnel is not needed in the system.
    imagine what the delays will be when this happens 10 years from now, with increased population and ridership and, thanks to christie, STILL only 2 tunnels for all those trains.

    • Steven

      and if what you say will happen in 10 years, two tunnels still won ‘t be enough, and you will be crying about paying much higher taxes and tolls because somoene will have to pay for the new tunnel.

  • DCLaw-1

    Be grateful you are not in DC. Metro has these issues, on average, daily.

    • Rick

      METRO is third rail, not overhead.

  • Very conservative

    Liberalism is a mental disorder.

  • VY

    Once AGAin delayed or bad AMTRAK maintainence of the infrastructure along the north east corridor, in this case the overhead power lines, has caused major problems because of having one of the 2 Hudson River Tunnel Tracks go down.

  • Rugbyball

    NJT seems to have issues every week, and some times more than once a week.

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