A wire problem is delaying trains in and out of New York.

New Jersey Transit says the overhead wire malfunction has forced the closure of one tunnel into Manhattan. Amtrak crews are working on the problem.

NJ Transit spokesman John Durso Jr. says tickets are being cross-honored on PATH trains and NJ Transit buses as well as private carriers. The problem began about 6 p.m.

Other lines are experiencing delays up to 20 minutes due to late connections, particularly at Secaucus.

Separately, inbound trains are bypassing Newark Liberty Airport because of a wire problem. Travelers are advised to disembark at Newark Penn Station and take outbound trains to the airport.

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