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NJ TRANSIT PREPARING AFTERNOON SERVICE PLAN

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT is preparing a service plan for the afternoon peak period following an earlier Amtrak derailment at New York Penn Station.  As a result of that incident, NJ TRANSIT will operate limited outbound service due to track constraints from New York Penn Station beginning at 4 p.m.  There also will be hourly service into New York from Trenton and Long Branch with stops at Newark and Secaucus. A schedule will be posted this afternoon. MidTOWN Direct trains will continue to operate in and out of Hoboken Terminal. 

 

Cross honoring will remain in effect with NJ TRANSIT bus, private carrier bus, NY Waterway and PATH at Newark, Hoboken and 33rd St. 

 

Hoboken services will also be impacted due to the additional trains in the terminal. Because of track limitation in the terminal some Summit-bound trains will be impacted.

 

Due to the circumstances, customers are asked to be patient and give themselves additional travel time.

 

Please check njtransit.com for updates.

 

For background

 

At approximately 9 a.m. this morning, NJ TRANSIT’s Montclair-Boonton line train #6214 was sideswiped by an Amtrak Acela train as several cars of the Amtrak train derailed near New York’s Penn Station.  Several minor injuries were reported to NJ TRANSIT customers and crew members.

 

NJ TRANSIT train #6214 was inbound at slow speed to New York Penn Station on Track 3 with approximately 1,000 customers on board when the incident occurred.  Customers were able to exit the train on the platform.

 

As a result of this incident, NJ TRANSIT rail service in and out of New York Penn Station was suspended. 

 

NJ TRANSIT is inspecting the extent of the damage to train #6214 and working cooperatively with Amtrak and federal officials as the investigation moves forward.

 

 

About NJ TRANSIT

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 944,000 weekday trips on 255 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 166 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 18,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.