Power problem halt trains from NY to Washington, but Amtrak says service is being restoredBy AP
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Northeast trains restarting after power problem
NEWARK, N.J. — Amtrak says power is being restored along the Northeast Corridor after low voltage problems suspended trains between New York City and Washington and between Philadelphia to Harrisburg, Pa.
The hourlong shutdown derailed the ride to work for 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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