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NJ TRANSIT STATEMENT ON AMTRAK REPAIRS

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 7, 2017

 

 

NEWARK, NJAt 6:55 a.m., Amtrak advised NJ TRANSIT that all but one track is back in service at Penn Station New York (PSNY).  NJ TRANSIT's MidTOWN Direct Service has been operating to PSNY this morning, and the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line train service is operating on their regular weekday schedules.

 

As a precaution, NJ TRANSIT is advising customers that they may experience some delays and should give themselves some extra time to get to their destinations.  We also urge customers to check njtransit.com before traveling.

 

For background

At approximately 9 a.m. Monday morning, NJ TRANSIT’s Northeast Corridor line train #3926 experienced a slow-speed derailment while pulling in to Track 9 at New York’s Penn Station.  Three cars in the middle of the ten car train derailed.  These were cars 5, 6, and 7. 

Amtrak, which owns and maintains the tracks near Penn Station New York, has determined that a track problem was the cause of the derailment.  

 

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