Crowds inside Penn Station. (Stacey Delikat/Fox 5 News)
NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - On Tuesday, New Jersey Transit said it did not know when full rail service would be restored at Penn Station NY following a minor derailment a day earlier.
All NJ Transit train service was suspended in and out of the station after the incident. It was running on an adjusted schedule on Tuesday.
A passenger on the derailed train told FOX 5 News that people started bouncing around as the train entered the station and several people fell to the floor of the train. He said people were shaken up. Five people suffered minor injuries.
The FDNY said that three cars of the train came off the tracks at low speed at about 9 a.m.. Between 500 and 600 passengers were on the train. Getting everyone off the train and out of the station took more than 2 hours. People described it as a "tedious" process.
Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line trains operated on a holiday schedule with some additional service.
Long Island Rail Road had service delays and cancelations for the evening rush. 10 trains were canceled Tuesday morning.
On Monday, Cross-honoring system-wide was in place with NJ Transit buses, private carriers and PATH trains at Newark Penn Station, Hoboken and 33rd Street in New York City. NY Waterway was also cross-honoring NJ Transit tickets on all routes.
More than a half dozen FDNY fire trucks were blocking streets outside of Penn Station to respond to the derailment.
One passenger on another train that was in the tunnel from New Jersey said their train was reversed into Secaucus.
This is the second derailment at the station involving an NJ Transit train in less than two weeks. On March 24, an Amtrak Acela train clipped an NJ Transit train, causing a minor derailment. It caused hours of headaches for commuters.