Switch Problem Fixed After Slowing NJ Transit; Residual Delays

Friday, Aug 12, 2011  |  Updated 9:49 AM EDT
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NJ Transit Service Back to Normal

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New Jersey Transit riders just can't seem to get a break.     

Service is running on or close to schedule after Amtrak switch problems caused 20 to 30 minute delays on Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line and Midtown Direct trains in and out of New York's Penn Station Friday.     

The problem was fixed and service was running on or close to schedule by about 9:45 a.m. A call seeking comment from Amtrak has not been returned.     

The switch failure is the latest in a series of disruptions this week that began Tuesday when two cars of a Trenton-bound train derailed as it was leaving Penn Station.     

NJ Transit trains were delayed up to an hour Wednesday morning because repairs weren't finished.     

Riders faced more delays Thursday afternoon after an Amtrak train slipped off the rails at the train storage yard in Queens, N.Y.

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