NEW YORK (FOX5NY.COM) - Commuters were expecting a few service changes Monday morning on New Jersey Transit, Amtrak, and Long Island Rail Road because of a new round of track work scheduled at Penn Station. What they weren't prepared for was a disabled Amtrak train and the massive delays that followed.
The Amtrak train got stuck in the north tube of the tunnels under the Hudson River around 8:20 a.m. New Jersey Transit uses the same tunnels. So this caused a domino effect of delays.
Hours later, some Amtrak and NJ Transit commuters were still being impacted. Then around 2:15 p.m., LIRR tweeted that a person was stuck on the tracks. The result: more delays and then limited service restored.
Monday marked the beginning of the second round of track renewal work at Penn Station. That work is expected to last until May. Amtrak, LIRR, and NJ Transit modified their schedules to accommodate the work.