NJ Transit power problems repaired

NEWARK - NJ Transit is back on track after an overhead power line inside of one of the Hudson River tubes caused problems for commuters this morning.

All Manhattan-bound NJ Transit trains had to travel through one tunnel this morning, causing delays of up to an hour.

Many commuters News 12 New Jersey spoke with say they aren't happy and want to know when the train troubles will stop for good.

Amtrak spokesman Cliff Cole says it is a frustrating situation. He says that NJ Transit basically leases Amtrak rails and Amtrak owns the infrastructure and has to keep it operational.

Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) scrapped the state and federally funded ARC tunnel project which would have created an additional tunnel to carry passengers in and out of New York. A new plan for an additional tunnel has been proposed, but in the meantime, Cole says they are doing their best with the funding they have.

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