Service in, out of Penn Station NY delayed after tugboat strikes Portal Bridge

NEW YORK — A tugboat struck the Portal Bridge in New Jersey Tuesday, causing service in and out of Penn Station to temporarily be suspended, according to NJ Transit.

The tugboat struck the bridge around 1:10 p.m., according to officials with Amtrak. Inspectors found no damage or signal issues as a result.

New Jersey Transit first tweeted around 1:35 p.m. that commuters should expect delays up to 45 minutes in and out of Penn Station New York.

Service was later suspended, but resumed in about 20 minutes. Delays up to 45 minutes continue.

Alternative transit routes include:

  • NJ Transit and private carries buses will cross-honor rail tickets and passes system wide
  • Midtown Direct Line trains have resumed into Penn Station New York, beginning with train No. 6644.
  • PATH will cross-honor NJ Transit rail tickets and passes at Hoboken, Newark Penn Station and 33rd St. in New York until 3 p.m.

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