Republicans in congress want to privatize the busiest passenger train line in the country but Democrats think it’s a bad idea.
Westbound trains could run up to 10 minutes late on the Northeast Corridor between Rahway and Trenton and on the North Jersey Coast Line between Rahway, Long Branch and Bay Head on Friday.
The Big Apple has been granted a chunk of $2 billion that was rejected by the Sunshine State for three projects that will advance New York’s high-speed rail plans.
NJ Transit spokesman Dan Stessel said service was suspended between New Brunswick and Trenton for about an hour following the incident that occurred around 7:15 p.m. Friday.
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.
Amtrak has cleared equipment that closed one of the two rail tunnels leading in and out of New York City.
Amtrak’s president said the project would benefit travelers along the entire Northeast Corridor.
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.
Amtrak has repaired the wire and train delays are easing.
Amtrak shut down its Empire Service between New York City and Albany as a precaution Monday because some signals and switches were frozen.
A NJ Transit train headed to New York broke down Monday along the busy Northeast Corridor, delaying trains and leaving rail riders waiting outside on platforms in the bitter cold.
They spent more than two hours aboard after NJT Train 3703 became entangled in damaged overhead wires on its trip from NYC to Trenton around 7 a.m. Friday.
For New Yorkers who do business in Boston or Washington and want to get there in about 90 minutes without the headaches of air travel, Amtrak is hoping to make your dreams come true.
NJ Transit has set aside the first and last cars of Northeast Corridor express trains as “quiet cars” between Penn Station New York, Princeton Junction, Hamilton, and Trenton.
Travel delays caused by a downed tree have mostly ended for rail riders on the busy Northeast Corridor line between New York and Philadelphia.