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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.
Flooding continues to be a major problem in Paterson, where several streets turned into rushing rivers as the water churned over corners and down roads.
Some commuters throughout the Tri-State area are still dealing with less than ideal mass transit service thanks to flooding and damage from Irene.
Metro-North resumed some service Monday afternoon, but parts of the storm-ravaged rail line are still shut down forcing 250,000 commuters to scramble to find other means of transportation.
The first rain and wind from Hurricane Irene arrived in New Jersey by midday Saturday, and by the evening,thousands of evacuees headed to local shelters to wait out the storm.
“The most important bit of advice I can give to any of the 8.8 million citizens of this state is think — don’t react — think. Think about what you need to do to protect your life and the life of your family,” Christie said in a news conference.
NJ Transit says the Northeast Corridor 7813 train was headed to Trenton from New York City when the man was hit.
The American Automobile Association predicts 39 million drivers will travel 50 miles or more for the holiday weekend.
New Jersey Transit passengers can now send text messages to alert authorities about suspicious activity and get schedule information on their phones.
Imagine finding out that a train stop could be coming literally to your backyard. It’s happening in one New Jersey town and neighbors said they were not given much notice.
Owners of businesses near New York City transit hub Pennsylvania Station are complaining to authorities about panhandlers.
According to the settlement in the case, Derek Fenton will receive $25,000 for pain and suffering when he resumes his $86,110-a-year job.
NJ Transit says a train staffer was shaken up but not seriously injured Saturday by an electrical “flash” that occurred when he tried to remove a foreign object that was caught on an overhead power line.
Two elderly women escaped serious injury early Saturday when their car entered a railroad crossing and was struck by a New Jersey Transit train in north Jersey.
Train service along the Northeast Corridor from New York to Washington has been restored after being disrupted earlier Saturday morning by an Amtrak low voltage problem.