NJ Transit nearly back to normal after NY Penn Station derailment
NEW YORK — NJ Transit is back on a nearly normal schedule following Friday's derailment at New York Penn Station.
The exceptions are several Northeast Corridor lines in the railroad's 7600 series that operate between Rahway and NY Penn Station, which are canceled on Saturday. 7800-series trains will make an additional stop at North Elizabeth, including the 7820, 7824, 7828, 7832, 7852, 7856 and 7860 trains.
Amtrak said its Northeast Corridor and Acela Express service has resumed a normal schedule, but there could be delays on Saturday. Its Keystone Service will end and originate in Newark where passengers can transfer to Northeast Corridor trains into New York.
PATH will also honor Keystone Service ticketed passengers in and out of New York.
Service was suspended in-and-out of New York following Friday morning's derailment after a southbound Acela train from Boston side-swiped an incoming NJ Transit train on the Montclair/Boonton line. There were only minor injuries reported among the 248 onboard the Amtrak train and the 1,000 on the NJ Transit train.
11 tracks were closed on Friday afternoon as an investigation by the Federal Railroad Administration continued, forcing NJ Transit to share one track with Amtrak and the Long Island Railroad.
Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com.
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