Thursday, 21 September, 2017

Disabled Amtrak train causing headaches at Penn Station

Tweets that prove Hoboken's been hit the hardest by Penn Station repairs Workers start the massive repair works in Penn Station
Laurie Berry | 16 July, 2017, 06:53

The disabled train sparked delays of up to 30 minutes for commuters for New Jersey Transit as Amtrak travel between NY and New Jersey was briefly suspended. Amtrak sent a second train out to the train, but the rescue train also became disabled. A rescue train sent to tow that train into the station proved no help when it was stopped in its tracks by the same electrical problems.

Amtrak spokesman Mike Tolbert said earlier Saturday that train service in or out of the city was halted as crews investigated overhead power issues.

Around 5 p.m. Saturday, a NJ Transit train with about 600 passengers became disabled near the tunnel causing another brief delay in and out of Penn Station.

There were 170 people on the Amtrak train, which was travelling from Miami to NY.

Week one of the "summer of hell" is officially behind us, and the general consensus is that service disruptions at Penn Station and beyond haven't been as bad as they could have been.

Oregon Woman Arrested for Towing Kids in Little Red Wagon Behind Car
Donahue attempted to walk away from her vehicle with her children when police arrived and eventually arrested her. The Department of Human Services placed the children in the care of another family member.

"It's been a very good week", Naparstek said during a conference call with reporters.

Lhota says transit officials and commuters are "getting through this together".

That was the third NJ Transit derailment at the station since March.

"Work accomplished includes installing two new track switches between the Hudson River tunnels and Penn Station platforms, dismantling two other switches to be replaced next week, and replacing half of a track 'diamond" which is part of a junction, he said. The Path will absorb extra traffic due to the closing of tracks at Penn Station.

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