Major delays in NJ Transit rail service

Crowds wait in Penn Station to board New Jersey Transit trains, Feb. 3, 2020.

Problems with the overhead wires near Penn Station has caused significant delays in New Jersey Transit's rail service on Monday night. Earlier in the evening, a train stalled in one of the Hudson River Tunnels.

"Rail service in and out of Penn Station New York is subject to 2 hour delays and Midtown Direct rail service is being diverted to Hoboken Terminal due to Amtrak overhead wire issues near PSNY," the transit agency said in a notice. "NJ Transit rail tickets/passes are being cross-honoring by PATH at Newark Penn, Hoboken and 33rd St., NJ Transit Bus and private carriers."

The commute between Manhattan and stations in New Jersey devolved into a transit nightmare for travelers. Crowds of commuters packed into Penn Station in Manhattan and had nowhere to go as several trains were canceled and many others were delayed.

NJ Transit departure board


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