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PATH, NJ Transit Back on Schedule After Nightmare Monday Commute



    Separate Problems at Penn Station Amid More Repair Work

    Round two of train pain is underway, and the second phase of repair work means schedule changes for LIRR and NJ Transit riders until the end of May. But Monday morning at Penn Station, the commute got off to a rough start -- and it had nothing to do with repair work. Erica Byfield reports.

    (Published Monday, Jan. 8, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Another phase of the Infrastructure Renewal program at Penn Station will take place from Jan. 5 through May 28, 2018

    • NJ Transit, LIRR and Amtrak will experience service changes through the duration of the project

    • Penn Station is experiencing ongoing repairs to fix aging infrastructure

    PATH and NJ Transit service is back on schedule, hours after a series of mishaps brought on suspensions and delays on the two transit systems that ferry thousands of commuters between the Garden State and Manhattan. 

    PATH trains stopped running for nearly an hour Monday morning after a rail broke near the Grove Street station in Jersey City before 9 a.m. NJ Transit, an alternative for many PATH travelers, meanwhile, saw delays throughout the morning, with slowdowns to and from Penn Station topping an hour after an Amtrak train broke down inside one of the Hudson River tunnels. 

    PATH trains got running again around 10 a.m.; NJ Transit service was fully restored by about 12:30 p.m. The latest NJ Transit alerts can be found here.

    The nightmare commute came as NJ Transit and LIRR riders braced for delays and other weather-related issues just as a second round of months-long repairs began at Penn Station.

    The track repairs at Penn Station, which will cause the cancellation of some trains and the re-routing of others aren't as significant as during last year's so-called "Summer of Hell,". But they'll last longer -- until late May.

    Here are the service changes affecting commuters traveling into and out of Penn Station. 

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