Power problems causing Amtrak and NJT delays

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NEW YORK— Amtrak power problems are causing major delays for Amtrak and NJ Transit riders heading into or out of Penn Station.

The delays are apparently being caused by overhead wiring issues, leaving passengers up to 30 minutes late Friday.

Amtrak is restricted to operating three trains at a time through the Hudson River Tunnel, according to Spokesman Craig Schultz.

NJT rail passes are being cross-honored with NJT private carrier buses, PATH at 33rd, Hoboken, Newark and NY Waterway in South Ferry and Hoboken.

Crews are working to resolve the problem.

On four of five weekdays New Jersey Transit has been forced to apologize for the delays, Thursday being the only day service went smoothly.

Executive Director Ronnie Hakim says that NJ Transit is “taking all steps necessary to hold Amtrak accountable.”

For the latest transit information, refer to NJ Transit’s website.


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