Delays anticipated after train derailment at Penn Station
- Author: Rita Burton Apr 05, 2017,
Apr 05, 2017, 1:48
New York City Transit will cross-honor LIRR tickets at 34th Street-Penn Station on the 1, 2, 3 and A, C, E.
Amtrak said the derailment of the NJ Transit train damaged a switching machine, leaving just 13 out of 21 tracks in service.
"Start doing work toward another tunnel and improvements at Penn Station". "Because of that, we must continue to operate on a reduced schedule until all repairs have been safely completed", LIRR President Patrick Nowakowski said in a press release.
Service on several NJ Transit lines is suspended into Penn Station in Manhattan due to a derailed train in the station. Reports indicate that over 600 people needed to walk across the tracks to get back up to the nearest train station platform.
Fleming, a court clerk who also runs a sports blog, said the best way to fix the troubled transit system is to hire a private firm to run it.More news: Flint warns 31 more water customers: Pay up or lose service
New Jersey Transit is operating on a limited schedule.
This is the second time in two weeks that trains have been stopped.
New York Fire Department officials reported four people were injured, though the severity of the injuries was unknown.
Midtown Direct rail service was continuing to use the Hoboken Terminal on Monday evening, as commuters grappled with the aftermath of a morning derailment at Penn Station. The schedule included 18 trains canceled from Pen Station between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and eight others diverted to originate elsewhere.
As he was hustling to catch an Uber from Secaucus to Hoboken, where he planned to take a PATH train to the city, Fleming and a News 4 NY crew crossed paths.
Customers may see delays of up to 60 minutes during rush hours and 30 minutes or less during non-rush hours.