NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Storm-related issues caused service disruptions at Penn Station for the Friday night commute.
Cancellations and delays across the board made the commute almost as messy inside as the weather outside, CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge reported.
“Normally, it’s about an hour. Now, I think it’s about four hours,” commuter Peter Klo said.
He was one of hundreds of commuters whose service was disrupted starting around 4 p.m. after Amtrak suspended trains on the Northeast Corridor, blaming hazardous conditions and causing a ripple effect for Long Island Rail Road and New Jersey Transit passengers.
“It’s all over the place. So I’m just waiting it out. I don’t really have any other options,” said Kaitlin Kyle.
The options were to wait or find another way home.
For hours, transit officials urged people to use PATH. But many were railing against the system.
“They have so many problem every day, and we pay too much money for this train system for it to keep letting us down every day,” Daisy Clark said.
“I don’t know if I should take the PATH or if I should take a bus. I’m trying to figure out what my best bet is,” Kerry Durkin said.
Just as she was planning for a long night ahead, she and other passenger good a glimmer of good news.
“I just saw it clear up again — yay, finally! Hopefully I can get home now for the weekend,” she said.
As of 9 p.m., trains were still facing up to 90 minute delays.