Two trains lose power, get stuck at Penn Station

Two trains were stuck before entering Penn Station due to power problems. 

As reported by the Daily News, the Amtrak train from Miami to New York stalled as it entered Penn Station around 11:50 a.m.

About 165 passengers were stuck while the “rescue train” sent to retrieve the stalled train was also stalled due to power failure.

Power restored around 1 p.m. and service resumed shortly after.

But then, an NJ Transit train was delayed due to power problems.

The train with about 600 passengers was delayed right before entering Penn Station at 4:45 p.m. A rescue engine was sent at 5:14 p.m. to pull the train into track 8 at Penn Station.

There have been no reported injuries, and passengers did not have to evacuate.

The cause of the power problem is not yet known.

The disabled train comes during what is called the ‘Summer of Hell’ for commuters as many changes among the MTA, Amtrak, and NJ Transit are taking place as construction to rehab tracks and stations goes on.

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