NEW YORK - 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.