North Jersey Coast Line
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.
Starting Monday, life after Superstorm Sandy will be back to normal at last for the vast majority of TRANSIT passengers.
Executive director James Weinstein said full restoration marks another milestone because most customers commute to and from Manhattan.
Trains are rolling again on the North Jersey Coast line between Bay Head and New York City and Hoboken.
Transit executive director James Weinstein told the Associated Press the North Jersey Coast Line could resume limited service between Long Branch and New York City within seven to 10 days.
Two New Jersey TRANSIT employees were arrested on Thursday for defrauding the public transportation company out of thousands of dollars in ticket fares.
Delays are expected for Wednesday’s evening commute on three NJ TRANSIT rail lines due to signal problems.
NJ Transit said no one on the Bay Head-bound train was injured in the accident, though it wasn’t immediately known how many passengers were aboard.
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.
Two trains lost power in a Hudson River tunnel, with two other trains held up behind them. Amtrak deployed diesel engines to remove the stalled trains from the tunnel.
The commuting woes that made life difficult for people struggling to get to work have improved for many in our area following Tropical Storm Irene, but significant challenges remain for many.
Amtrak officials are eyeing an electrical substation in Richmond, Va., as the possible source of a voltage problem that halted trains between New York and Philadelphia.
The wire came down at Trenton Station at 5:20 a.m. Monday, taking out two tracks into New York. It was repaired by 9:15 a.m.