More NJ Transit delays: 1,200 passengers stranded in tunnel
At the start of a holiday weekend, an NJ Transit train with about 1,200 passengers aboard got stuck in a Hudson River tunnel between New York and New Jersey.
It's just the latest mishap involving the passenger rails crossing the Hudson. Earlier this month, NJ Transit operated on a holiday schedule for almost a week after a track problem derailed a train. Last month, a derailment also caused crowding and delays.
Authorities say the Northeast Corridor train became disabled around 3:25 p.m. Friday due to an Amtrak overhead power problem. The train had departed from Trenton and was scheduled to arrive at Penn Station in New York at 3:15 p.m.
Authorities say no injuries have been reported, and there are no reports of anyone needing assistance.
Officials say delays of up to 45 minutes were reported into and out of Penn Station. A rescue train was being dispatched to push the train into Penn Station.
Amtrak workers are in the tunnel assessing the extent of the damage.
NJ Transit and state officials blamed recent commuter rail problems on Amtrak, which operates and manages the rails that lead into New York Penn Station. Democrats also blamed Gov. Chris Christie for not leveraging federal funding for train infrastructure and safety upgrades.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.