NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New Jersey TRANSIT service to and from Penn Station has resumed after being suspended overnight.
Northeast Corridor Train 3886 became disabled around 11:45 p.m. Friday on its way into the station when Amtrak overhead wires dislodged, causing a metal bracket to fall onto a train car.
NJ TRANSIT said 700 passengers had to be transferred to a rescue train. One woman reported having back pain and requested medical attention.
Shortly after, Train 3297 bound for Bay Head struck a metal object just west of the North Tube. Another 350 passengers had to transfer trains.
“Traveling with children is never that fun, so hopefully the delay won’t be much longer,” passenger Mark Powell said.
“The majority of us have been here since 11 last night. We were told the power cables were down, to hold on. So we’ve been just holding and waiting to hopefully get back home,” said passenger Ryan Green.
Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line, Morris & Essex and Montclair Boonton Midtown Direct trains were diverted to Hoboken.
PATH is cross-honoring NJ TRANSIT rail passes and tickets at Newark, World Trade Center and Journal Square. NJ TRANSIT bus is also cross-honoring system wide.
“NJ TRANSIT apologizes to all of our rail customers impacted by last night’s incident affecting the Hudson River Tunnels. “We’re grateful no one was injured and we remain in close contact with Amtrak as part of the ongoing investigation to determine the exact cause of the incident,” NJ TRANSIT said in a statement Saturday.
Amtrak customers were also experiencing delays.