Train service to, from NYC affected by bridge malfunctionPosted: Updated:
Amtrak and New Jersey Transit have resumed normal service to and from New York's Penn Station after crews repaired a 111-year-old bridge that was stuck open, meaning its tracks were not aligned.
But delays were expected to continue throughout Friday's morning commute.
The Portal Bridge became stuck around 4:20 a.m. Friday due to an unspecified mechanical issue. One track reopened around 8 a.m., while a second was back in service about 45 minutes later.
The Amtrak-owned span carries about 450 trains each day to and from New York
NJT's Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast, Raritan Valley, Morris & Essex and Montclair-Boonton lines were affected by the delays. Midtown direct trains were being diverted to Hoboken.
NJ Transit is cross-honoring rail tickets on its buses, private carriers and ferries.
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