NJ TRANSIT Northeast Corridor trains were delayed up to an hour during the Monday afternoon rush, as authorities conducted a death investigation on the tracks.
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.
A reported fire on an Amtrak train at Newark Penn Station caused major delays on two NJ TRANSIT lines Saturday afternoon.
Starting Thursday, with Hudson River fireworks viewing in mind, NJ TRANSIT will be adding cars that are 37 feet longer to some trains.
Connecticut officials are calling on the federal government to spend more on rail safety and reliability following the Metro-North Railroad derailment and crash near Bridgeport.
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.
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.
Federal officials announced those using federal dollars for major renovations to homes or businesses will now have to follow new uniform rules.
The Federal Railroad Administration is considering several options to improve rail service in the heavily-traveled Northeast Corridor.
There is still no Amtrak service in or out of New York City, but the railroad is getting closer to changing that.
Amtrak spokesman Cliff Cole said the problem was located somewhere west of Newark, but further details weren’t immediately disclosed.
On the Northeast Corridor line, which accounts for 80 percent of the agency’s ridership, trains are often delayed or stuck in the tunnel into New York City.
New Jersey TRANSIT had a bad week last week, with extensive delays taking place on both Monday and Tuesday. And that bad week is a representation of the funk that the public transportation company has been in for some time now.
Trains currently go 135 miles per hour on that section of the Northeast Corridor.
Delays are expected for Wednesday’s evening commute on three NJ TRANSIT rail lines due to signal problems.