Wire Problem Cause Delays at Penn Station

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An overhead wire problem caused delays Wednesday afternoon at New York’s Penn Station.

An Amtrak spokesman told Hamodia that the problem occurred around 1:40 p.m., between Newark and Penn Station. The problem was fixed by 2:35, he said, “and all trains are on the move.”

The following Amtrak trains were affected: Northeast Regional Trains 84, 93, 174; Acela Trains 2110 and 2121; Crescent Train 19; and Keystone Service Train 647. Those trains were delayed between approximately half-hour and an hour.

NJ Transit initially suspended service completely, then restored it with 60-minute delays. By the evening rush hour, it was operating with only residual delays.

NJ Transit buses and private carriers are accepting NJ Transit Rail tickets.

For several hours, PATH honored NJ Transit rail tickets and passes at Newark, Hoboken and 33rd St., but by the evening rush it was no longer doing so.


Updated Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 4:53 pm .