Published: Sun, July 16, 2017
Economy | By Annette Adams

Disabled Amtrak train causing headaches at Penn Station

Disabled Amtrak train causing headaches at Penn Station

Amtrak sent a second train out to the train, but the rescue train also became disabled.

No injuries were reported, but some riders vented their frustrations on social media: Earlier in the day, an Amtrak train from Miami to NY came to a halt just as it was exiting the North River tunnel into Penn Station due to the power issues. And according to Amtrak, the track repairs that it's now administering in the tunnels between ny and New Jersey are going better than expected, too.

It happened just before 5 p.m. between the platform and the tunnel.

Earlier on Saturday, an Amtrak train became disabled, causing Amtrak and New Jersey Transit service delays on the Northeast Corridor.

There were 170 people on the Amtrak train, which was travelling from Miami to NY.

"Summer of Hell", begins for commuters with day one of Penn Station repairs underway on Monday, July 10, 2017.

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it's cautiously optimistic after the first week of major repairs at Penn Station, the busiest train station in the country.

The train with about 600 passengers was delayed right before entering Penn Station at 4:45 p.m. No injuries were reported, officials said.

The overhead power concern will continued to be monitored, he added.

As we approach the end of week one of summer track repairs at Penn Station, Amtrak says the emergency track work is slightly ahead of schedule.

That was the third NJ Transit derailment at the station since March.

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