NJ Transit rail service into and out of NY Penn Station delayed up to 90 minutes due to disabled train

NJ Transit says that rail tickets and passes are being cross-honored by NJ Transit and private carrier buses and PATH at Newark Penn Hoboken and 33rd Street stations.

News 12 Staff

Jun 18, 2024, 11:49 AM

Updated 32 days ago

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New Jersey Transit rail service is delayed up to 90 minutes into and out of New York Penn Station due to a disabled Amtrak train near the station and earlier overhead wire issues.
NJ Transit says that, as of 10 p.m., rail tickets and passes are being cross-honored by NJ Transit and private carrier buses and PATH at Newark Penn Hoboken and 33rd Street stations.
The delays come just a short time after earlier issues with New Jersey Transit service cleared up. Service was delayed Tuesday morning due to another disabled Amtrak train and overhead wire issues.
This is not the first time riders were left stranded due to overhead wires failing. Delays left people on trains for three hours and crowds at stations on May 22.
It was so bad that Gov. Phil Murphy sent a letter to Amtrak and Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, stating, “A complete system failure caused an unmitigated disaster during the rush hour commute for thousands of passengers in the NJ-NY region.”
He reminded Amtrak they had an obligation, stating, “NJ Transit, as a tenant, pays Amtrak over $100 million to maintain rails between New York City and Trenton.”
This comes as commuters are about to feel a surge in prices. NJ Transit fares are increasing by 15% on July 1.


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