NJ Transit, Amtrak service resumes after suspension due to power issues, large fire near NJ Turnpike

NJ Transit and Amtrak service along the northeast corridor resumed Thursday evening after power issues caused by a nearby brush fire had caused a suspension. 

A power failure that Amtrak attributed to a malfunctioning circuit breaker somewhere along the tunnels under the Hudson River caused the original suspension, leaving passengers stranded for hours. 

However, by the evening, service had resumed with delays of up to 30 minutes. 

A brush fire in the vicinity of County Road in Secaucus, New Jersey had also impacted wire repairs, but the fire was extinguished by early Thursday evening. 

Emergency crews are working to extinguish the flames.

Meanwhile, Amtrak said that service had been temporarily disrupted between Philadelphia 30th Street Station and New Haven Union Station due to a malfunctioning circuit breaker that had caused a loss of power on the tracks between Penn Station and Newark Union Station. 

NJ Transit, private carrier buses, and PATH are cross-honoring rail tickets and passes at Newark Penn, Hoboken, and 33rd Street, New York. 

Customers should visit njtransit.com/ABC for alternate service information. 

NJ Transit has seen multiple incidents of major delays this month alone, with commuters facing 90-minute delays due to overhead wire issues and a disabled train earlier this week.