Power problem fixed after halting NJ Transit lines

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Commuters wait in New York's Penn Station after a power problem halted service on two NJ Transit lines. (Photo: PIX11's Bill Muller)

NEW YORK (PIX11) — A power supply problem that halted service on two New Jersey Transit lines during the Tuesday morning commute has been fixed and residual delays have dissipated.

Trains running on the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast lines were delayed by about an hour, according to NJ Transit. Midtown Direct trains are operating in and out of Hoboken Terminal, the agency said.

The low-voltage problem was reported about 8 a.m. and resolved shortly before 9 a.m.

By noon, the delays had dissipated and the commute was back to normal.

Three trains had been stuck in the south tunnel between New York and New Jersey, but have since been cleared. One was towed back to the station, and the other two moved under their own power.

NJ Transit tickets were honored by PATH trains for commuters boarding at 33rd Street in New York, Newark Penn Station and Hoboken Terminal. NJ Transit buses and private carrier buses were also cross-honoring rail tickets and passes.