The DOT has announcedthat $745 million would be going toward rail projects that will allow trains to travel up to 160 mph in some sections of the Northeast Corridor and to construction that will allow Amtrak trains to avoid a congested rail junction in part of New York City.
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.
NJ Transit says the Northeast Corridor 7813 train was headed to Trenton from New York City when the man was hit.
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.
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.