Multiple NJ TRANSIT lines were suspended during the evening rush Monday due to a fire that broke out under the Portal Bridge over the Hackensack River.
Service has been restored with residual delays after an overhead wire problem suspended service on NJ TRANSIT and Amtrak lines Tuesday morning.
NJ TRANSIT trains are running again with delays after service was suspended between New York City and Newark because Amtrak’s Portal Bridge was stuck in the open position.
New Jersey TRANSIT commuters were faced with 20 to 30 minute delays in and out of New York Penn Station during the morning rush because of the track problem.
Amtrak, which maintains the tunnel, was forced to divert its own trains and NJ TRANSIT’s more numerous ones to the only other tube, which caused the delays.
The agency’s second customer satisfaction survey shows rail passengers giving an overall grade of 4.2 out of 10. That’s down from 4.5 in April.
Trains are back on schedule for New Jersey Transit after a switch problem Friday disrupted morning service for commuters.
The snarled Wednesday morning commute came as NJ Transit crews worked overnight to clear two derailed cars of a train outside Penn Station.
The transit agency said that trains will operate from Newark Penn Station and that customers traveling from New York should take PATH trains and transfer at Newark, where trains will be held for PATH connections.
In New York area towns where prices and sales are showing a certain vitality – there’s a train station and a short trip to the city.
A derailed NJ Transit train that snarled the evening commute for tens of thousands of travelers is back on the tracks.