Major Delays Linger at NY Penn After Amtrak Power Problems
What to Know
Amtrak overhead wire problems caused major suspensions in and out of New York Penn Station
Amtrak acknowledged power issues between Philadelphia and New York
By late afternoon lingering delays were an hour or more on multiple lines
NJ Transit and Amtrak trains are still experiencing one- to two-hour delays heading into Wednesday's evening rush hour, after a series of power problems repeatedly stopped rail traffic in and out of New York Penn Station.
At one point Wednesday morning there were three trains stuck in the Hudson River tunnels on the New Jersey side, with no power and passengers complaining of stifling heat.
Amtrak had one overhead power issue that stopped traffic between 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., and then a second issue just after noon that stopped trains against for about 15 minutes. There was also a separate transformer issue that may or may not have been related, but that caused delays.
Social media was full of widespread complaints from riders.
"All power out, getting hot," former MorrisRead More – Source