Amtrak Completes Work Just in Time for Morning Commute for NJ Transit Riders - NBC New York

Amtrak Completes Work Just in Time for Morning Commute for NJ Transit Riders

The agency unveiled its contingency plan just in case for Monday's morning commute

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Repairs Finished in Hudson River Tunnels

    Amtrak crews worked overnight to make sure the emergency repairs in the Hudson River tunnels were completed in time for the Monday morning rush after overhead wires caused major problems over the weekend. Kerry Barrett reports.

    (Published Monday, Sept. 10, 2018)

    What to Know

    • New Jersey Transit trains were delayed in/out of New York Penn Station as crews continue to fix Amtrak overhead wire problems from Friday

    • The railroad revealed its contingency plan just in case the repairs weren't finished in time for the Monday morning commute

    • Amtrak was fixing the overhead wires on the south tube of the tunnels after passengers a metal pole crashed through the roof of a train

    New Jersey Transit said train riders can expect a normal morning rush Monday after Amtrak crews worked overnight to fix overhead wire problems in both the Hudson River tunnels that plagued NJT over the weekend. 

    However multiple trains had delays of up to 30 minutes at rushhour Monday morning thanks to operational issues.

    NJ Transit revealed a contingency plan late Sunday just in case repairs to the two tunnels weren't finished in time for the Monday morning commute. Right around 5:30 those repairs were completed, NJT said. But the commute was still snagged by operational issues and trees on tracks. At 7:30 a.m. all NJ Transit eastbound trains from Jersey Ave. had up to 30 minute delays and the North Jersey Coast Line service had up to 30 minute delays in both directions due to a tree on the tracks ar Manasquan.

    Incidents Cause Major Problems for NJ Transit, AmtrakIncidents Cause Major Problems for NJ Transit, Amtrak

    Trains traveling into and out of Penn Station were operating on a 30-minute delay Saturday morning after two trains dealt with incidents Friday evening. Ken Buffa reports.

    (Published Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018)

    NJT said it would implement its contingency plan at 6 a.m. if Amtrak hadn't completed the work on time. There were 45 minute delays on all trains in and out of New York Penn until the repairs were finished.

    Amtrak was fixing the overhead wires on the south tube of the tunnels after passengers a metal pole crashed through the roof of a train Friday night.

    A spokeswoman for NJ Transit said that Amtrak overhead wires dislodged around 11:45 p.m., causing a metal bracket above the train to fall onto a train car. Around 700 passengers on the train were transferred to a rescue train.

     

    • All Morris & Essex and Montclair-Boonton Line Midtown Direct trains will be diverted to Hoboken
    • NJ TRANSIT New York tickets and passes will be accepted for travel on:
    • PATH at Newark Penn Station, Hoboken Terminal and 33rd St. in New York
    • NJ TRANSIT Bus and Private Carrier Bus
    • NY Waterway Ferry Service (to/from Hoboken Terminal only)
    • Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line rail service in and out of New York will be subject to approximately 30-minute delays in both direction 

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