NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Penn Station was packed Wednesday evening as NJ TRANSIT trains were subjected to major delays during the afternoon rush.
The Northeast Corridor, New Jersey Coast, Raritan Valley, Morris and Essex, and Montclair-Boonton lines were all experiencing delays Wednesday evening.READ MORE: Glass Bottle Attack In Chelsea Station Just The Latest Incident As Subway Crime Increases
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An announcement around 5:40 p.m. indicated that the delays amounted to 25 minutes, CBS2’s Jessica Layton reported.
It was the night before a major snowstorm, and people were trying to get out of New York City and home to New Jersey. But the waiting area was absolutely crammed and jam packed with people.MORE NEWS: Civilian Complaint Review Board: Dozens Of NYPD Officers Should Be Disciplined For Misconduct During Black Lives Matter Protests Last Year
NJ TRANSIT reported it was an Amtrak overhead switch issue in Secaucus, and was expected to be resolved. Cold weather was blamed for the switch issue.