LIRR expects evening delays due to NJ Transit derailment

Tammy Harvey
April 5, 2017

NJ Transit lines are suspended into and out of New York Penn Station because of a derailed NJ Transit train in the station. All told, 1,400 people were evacuated during the incident, with about 600 having to walk down the train tracks to safety at Penn Station. The scene caused four people to endure minor injuries. Three of the 10 cars in the train jumped the tracks. I don't even know who threw out the first pitch. "But the customer surveys reported that 75 percent of our customers are willing to recommend NJ Transit to their friends to ride", Santoro said. One passenger on the train, which arrived at Penn Station from Trenton, NJ, described the situation as "total chaos".

New Jersey Transit trains on the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast lines will operate on a holiday schedule.

NJ Transit said the NEC, NJCL and RVL train service will operate to and from Newark and Secaucus where customers may look for alternate transport into NY.

Commuter trains are still delayed a day after one derailed at Penn Station. Click for more information.


Kim Waymer, 56, of Baldwin, also left work early after she got an alert on her phone about possible delays.

The process took over an hour, she said. "How come they couldn't get [the derailment] cleared by 5 [p.m.]?"

"The condition at Penn affects everybody", said acting MTA Chairman Fernando Ferrer.

"It's certainly not an acceptable condition", he said. Amtrak, which owns the tracks, is still working to make repairs. Some trains were canceled or combined due to the reduced capacity, the LIRR said.

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