About 700 people were on board the trains when one heading east from New York City’s Grand Central Station to New Haven derailed about 6:10 p.m. just outside Bridgeport, Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials said.
The new engines will be used on the Northeast Corridor between Washington, D.C., and Boston and on Keystone Corridor trains that run between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pa.
Officials have said the transportation sector, including U.S. railways, remain attractive targets for al-Qaeda.
Transportation to and from the Boston area was virtually shut down Friday morning as the manhunt continued for the second suspect in the marathon bombings.
Authorities in Connecticut said they searched trains in Norwalk and Darien for one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects but didn’t find anything.
Federal officials announced those using federal dollars for major renovations to homes or businesses will now have to follow new uniform rules.
Service was emporarily suspended for most of the day Sunday due to an early morning freight train derailment near New Haven, Connecticut.
Service had been suspended since Saturday afternoon in and around Boston because the blizzard dumped a couple feet of snow in the area.
Ticket cross-honoring remains in effect systemwide for NJ TRANSIT.
Service had been suspended Saturday afternoon because on the huge amounts of snow dumped in the Boston area.
Transit agencies across the Tri-State area are responding to the powerful winter storm which is causing disruptions.
More than 23,000 customers were left without power in Connecticut Friday night after snowstorm winds picked up.
The approaching nor’easter that is poised to deal a potentially paralyzing blow to the Tri-State Area has local transit authorities making some changes and preparing their customers for the worst-case scenarios.
Amtrak service was temporarily suspended between Newark and New York City because of mechanical problems with the Portal Bridge.
Floodwaters from the storm poured into Amtrak’s East River tunnels and knocked out the entire signal system that manages Amtrak and LIRR trains between Long Island and Manhattan.