Penn Station

NJ Transit, Amtrak Service at NY-Penn Station Face Long Delays Due to Fire

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Commuters looking to head home from New York City to New Jersey are facing lengthy delays at Penn Station, as NJ Transit and Amtrak temporarily suspended all rail service amid the evening rush hour.

Both transit agencies announced that service at NY-Penn Station was halted around 6:30 p.m. Thursday. NJ Transit said that all rail service in and out of the midtown station had been temporarily suspended due to a fire near Secaucus.

It later said that service was continuing, but with delays of up to an hour and a half.

Amtrak said service was stopped between New York and Newark because of police and fire activity near the track. Service was back running just before 7 p.m., but many trains faced delays.

NJ Transit said that rail tickets and passes would be cross-honored by PATH at Newark Penn Station, Hoboken and 33rd Street-New York, as well as on bus service.

This is a developing story, please check back for updates.

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