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Rider alert: NJ Transit and Amtrak are delayed and are operating modified service in and out of Penn Station in New York

Rider alert: NJ Transit and Amtrak are delayed and are operating modified service in and out of Penn Station in New York

NEW YORK (WABC) — New Jersey Transit and Amtrak are expected to operate modified service at Penn Station in New York until noon on Friday.

Although NJ Transit says its service is currently suspended, NewsCopter 7 above the scene Friday morning saw the railroad was still running trains to Penn Station in New York.

Meanwhile, Amtrak says it is operating modified service, with delays of up to 60 minutes, until full service resumes, expected by noon. In addition, Empire service between New York and Yonkers has been temporarily suspended.

Amtrak says crews are working to remove a disabled passenger train while trying to repair any related affected infrastructure.

NJ Transit reported it was back on schedule or close to it by midnight. “Rail service to and from Penn Station in New York is running on or near schedule with residual delays on trains that were already en route after a previous issue with AMTRAK overhead wires at Penn Station in New York,” the railroad said.

However, all was not well with Amtrak. Early Friday morning, Amtrak announced several train cancellations.

The Railways said that the flights of Acela 2154 and Acela 2173 and trains 111/112/130 and 181 have been completely cancelled.

The changes come after a disastrous day of disruption and cancellation of rail services in the North East Corridor on Thursday.

NJ Transit and Amtrak service was suspended just before 3 p.m. Thursday due to power issues.

A faulty circuit breaker caused the widespread problem, knocking out power on the tracks between New York Penn Station and Newark Union Station.

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“I’m very angry and very hot. When it’s hot or cold, the trains are always broken down,” said commuter Cheryl Gadsen.

An unrelated wildfire in the area has complicated repairs, according to NJ Transit.

This was the latest in a series of accidents that negatively affected railway passengers. On Tuesday, NJ Transit and Amtrak riders faced delays and cancellations due to overhead cable problems in the morning and later a train stalled outside Penn Station.

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