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NJ TRANSIT SERVICE UPDATE: SCATTERED RESIDUAL DELAYS DUE TO EARLIER SIGNAL PROBLEMS IN NEWARK

Normal rail service expected for tomorrow morning’s commute

September 27, 2011 - 9:30 p.m.
NJT-11-064B

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT expects to operate normal rail service tomorrow morning, following significant delays this evening due to earlier Amtrak signal and switch problems near Newark Penn Station.  Amtrak personnel have worked to make the necessary repairs, and as of 9:30 p.m., Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line and Raritan Valley Line trains are departing endpoint terminals on or close to schedule, subject to scattered residual delays of 10-15 minutes en route.

 

NJ TRANSIT is advising customers of the following:

  • Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line and Raritan Valley Line trains are departing endpoint terminals on or close to schedule.  Trains may be subject to scattered 10-15 minute residual delays en route. 
  • Midtown Direct trains are now operating on or close to schedule into and out of New York Penn Station. 

Shortly before 3 p.m. this afternoon, Amtrak experienced a problem with signal feeds and switches, which control the movement of trains, in the vicinity of Newark Penn Station.  As a result, it was necessary for trains to “stop and proceed” through the affected areas, which means the trains had to receive verbal permission to ensure safe operation.

 

At approximately 7 p.m., Amtrak regained control of the signals and switches in Newark.  While residuals delays continue tonight, normal NJ TRANSIT rail service is anticipated for tomorrow.

 

For the latest service information, visit njtransit.com.  

 

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