Amtrak: Power problem halts trains from NY to Washington for 1 hour, upending commutesBy AP
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Northeast trains halted by power problem for hour
NEWARK, N.J. — Amtrak says low-voltage problems caused train service to be stopped between New York City and Washington and between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pa.
The hourlong shutdown along the Northeast Corridor derailed commuters for the second time this month. Two weeks ago, a fallen tree knocked out power and rail signals.
NJ Transit says Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line trains are operating 60 to 90 minutes behind schedule. Midtown Direct trains are still diverting to Hoboken.
Philadelphia’s Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says service has resumed with one-hour delays.
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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