NJ TRANSIT OPERATING LIMITED NEW YORK RAIL SERVICE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 3, 2017
NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT is adjusting its service to and from Penn Station New York (PSNY) following an earlier derailment near the station. Limited inbound service began operating to Penn Station New York at 11:45 a.m. Limited outbound service will begin at 1:05 p.m. with train #3845. MidTOWN Direct trains will continue to operate in and out of Hoboken Terminal through the remainder of the day. Raritan Valley Line service will operate to and from Newark Penn Station.
Customers can expect up to 30-minute delays during the afternoon peak period due to track constraints at Penn Station New York. A more detailed service plan for the afternoon is still under development. Customers are encouraged to check njtransit.com frequently for the latest information.
Cross honoring remains in effect with NJ TRANSIT bus, private carrier bus, NY Waterway ferry and PATH at Newark, Hoboken and 33rd Street.
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.
At approximately 9 a.m. this 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. There were four minor injuries reported to 1,200 NJ TRANSIT customers and crew members on board.
As a result of this incident, NJ TRANSIT rail service in and out of New York Penn Station was temporarily suspended.
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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.