What to Know
- Amtrak service has been temporarily suspended from New York to Boston and New York to New Haven after reported power outages
- An emergency notification sent by NYC announced the rail service was being suspended between the city and Boston in both directions
- The announcement came after passengers took to social media to question long waits at NY's Penn Station for NJ Transit trains and Amtrak
Amtrak service temporarily suspended service from New York to Boston and New York to New Haven Thursday after reported power outages, leading to hours-long delay at Penn Station that bled into Friday.
An emergency notification sent by New York City announced the passenger rail service was being suspended between New York and Boston in both directions due to "an overload problem" shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday and people are still experience delays Friday morning.
The announcement came after numerous passengers took to social media to question long waits at New York's Penn Station for New Jersey Transit trains and Amtrak service.
"Due to an earlier incident at a substation, power outages have required adjustments to be made to several trains," Amtrak said in a tweet. "Cancellations and numerous lengthy delays have been experienced."
Friday morning tweets from Amtrak indicates that some trains are delayed as long as 5 hours.
Rhode Island Sen. Gayle Goldin was among those stuck at Penn Station, according to posts on Twitter. She and several customers criticized the transit agency for not properly communicating delays and cancellations.
As of 6:45 a.m. Friday, Amtrak said power has been restored east of New York and normal operations were resumed.