Amtrak power problem delays trains in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New YorkBy AP
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Power problem halt trains throughout Northeast
NEWARK, N.J. — Amtrak says service is suspended between New York City and Philadelphia because of low voltage problems that are also affecting regional commuter rail lines. Trains between Baltimore and Washington also are stopped.
The problems are derailing the ride to work for commuters for the second time in less than two weeks. In that case, a fallen tree knocked out power and rail signals.
NJ Transit says the problem is affecting Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line and Midtown Direct trains. Philadelphia’s Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says all its regional rail service is suspended.
Meanwhile, Long Island Rail Road commuters are facing significant delays after canceling 33 westbound morning trains because of a switching station fire Monday.
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