More Amtrak overhead wire issues cause delays for NJ Transit

The transit issues come just one week before a 15% fare hike for NJ Transit takes effect on July 1.

Matt Trapani and Naomi Yané

Jun 25, 2024, 2:11 AM

Updated 25 days ago

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Amtrak overhead wire issues caused delays for New Jersey Transit once again – impacting Monday’s evening commute.
NJ Transit was reporting delays of up to 30 minutes into and out of Penn Station as of 10 p.m. due to the issues.
Service was temporarily suspended around 7 p.m. Monday due to the overhead wire issues in one of the Hudson River tunnels. NJ Transit rail tickets and passes are being crossed-honored by NJ Transit and private carrier buses and PATH at Newark Penn, Hoboken and 33rd Street, New York.
The overhead wire issues happened several times last week, prompting state officials like Gov. Phil Murphy to demand something be done for rail riders.
The transit issues come just one week before a 15% fare hike for NJ Transit takes effect on July 1.


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