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NJ Transit train - File / Photo: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images

Disabled Train Snags NJ TRANSIT Service At Penn Station

A disabled train caused major delays on the NJ TRANSIT rail system Tuesday night, just in time for the evening rush.

11/26/2013

Amtrak Logo On Train (file / credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Amtrak Apologizes After Manhattan-Bound Train Ends Up In Philadelphia Suburbs

Last Thursday, a train was supposed to leave Philadelphia and end up in Penn Station, but there was a turn onto a wrong track, and it ended up lost in the Philly suburb of Cynwyd Line, Pa.

11/20/2013

Amtrak Logo On Train (file / credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Amtrak Train Bound For New York Ends Up In Philadelphia Suburbs

The Keystone train that originated in Harrisburg, Pa., somehow got on the wrong track after leaving Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station last week.

11/19/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer announced Amtrak-LIRR maintenance plan from the Mineola LIRR station, Nov. 18, 2013. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Schumer Brokers LIRR-Amtrak Deal On East River Tunnels

Sen. Charles Schumer said Amtrak’s plan includes overhauling its track inspection program that calls for a more proactive approach to infrastructure maintenance.

11/18/2013

Amtrak Logo On Train (file / credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Open Bridge Halts Amtrak Service Between Penn Station, New Rochelle

Amtrak service between Penn Station and New Rochelle was delayed Sunday night due to bridge problems.

10/27/2013

New Haven line commuters wait for a train. (credit: CBS 2)

Malloy: ‘Catastrophic Failure’ On Metro-North New Haven Line

Tens of thousands of commuters traveling into and out of New York City are scrambling to devise alternative routes after a power failure on Metro-North’s New Haven line brought service to a creep.

09/26/2013

Commuters wait at the Stamford station on Sept. 25, 2013 (credit: Weijia Jiang/CBS 2)

Metro-North Commuters To Feel More Pain On Morning Commute

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Wednesday advised commuters to plan for days of problems, after a power problem that left hundreds of commuters stranded during the morning rush.

09/25/2013

Penn Station

Work Under Way For Flood-Resistant Tunnels At Penn Station

A three-block-long concrete casing is under construction, in an effort to preserve a possible right-of-way for two flood-resistant rail tunnels into Penn Station.

09/23/2013

Amtrak Logo On Train (file / credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Amtrak Service Restored Between Philadelphia And D.C., Extensive Delays Anticipated

Extensive residual delays were expected as crews continued to complete final repairs to damaged overhead wires.

09/11/2013

Amtrak's Acela Express (credit: Michael Smith/Newsmakers)

CBS 2 Investigation: How Well Trained Are The Conductors On Our Rails?

The train tragedy in Spain has raised the concern over whether something similar could happen in the Tri-State Area.

07/25/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer holds a press conference at Grand Central Terminal, July 21, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer Calls For Hot Weather Upgrades To Mass Transit Systems

In a press release, New York’s senior senator said last week’s heat wave highlighted the need to strengthen the equipment and make the transit systems more resilient.

07/21/2013

A man relaxes with half his shirt on in Times Square on July 16, 2013. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Heat Taking Its Toll On New Yorkers, Transit On Fifth Day Of Heat Wave

Temperatures surged to potentially dangerous levels Thursday with relief from the largest heat wave of the summer still days away.

07/18/2013

Thursday Commute Should Be Normal Following Various Mass Transit Delays

Overhead wire problems and track issues caused major headaches for commuters Wednesday evening. Most service issues were resolved by 7 p.m. Trains were expected to be running on schedule for Thursday morning’s commute.

07/17/2013

Frank Lautenberg (credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images Entertainment)

Lautenberg To Be Eulogized By Dignitaries, Lie In Repose In Senate

Lautenberg’s casket will arrive at the U.S Capitol on Thursday, where it will lie in repose in the Senate chamber before he is interred at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday.

06/04/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood at Hudson Yards - May 30, 2013 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

LaHood Announces Major Investment In Gateway Rail Tunnel Project

An investment of $185 million is coming to help get Amtrak’s Gateway project rolling, a project that is supposed to create a high-speed rail corridor to alleviate the bottleneck between New York and Newark.

05/30/2013

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