Double dose of train troubles cause headaches for Penn Station commuters

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Amtrak and New Jersey Transit service on the Northeast Corridor in and out of New York Penn Station resumed Saturday after brief delays, but officials warned additional delays are possible.

"We always have two on standby", the spokesman said of the rescue trains. A rescue train sent to tow that train into the station proved no help when it was stopped in its tracks by the same electrical problems.

"Amtrak engineering forces remain on scene monitoring the area and are working to determine the root cause of the overhead power issue", Amtrak spokesman Mike Tolbert said in a statement Saturday evening.

Amtrak travel between NY and New Jersey was briefly suspended, but had resumed on Amtrak rails by 1:15 p.m.

The work was initially scheduled to be done over a few years on nights and weekends, but two recent derailments and other problems that spotlighted the station's aging infrastructure convinced Amtrak to accelerate the work schedule.

There have been no reported injuries, and passengers did not have to evacuate.

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NJ Transit officials say the train was cleared around 5:13 p.m.

Passengers on that train were removed and exited onto Track 15. It led to the latest series of commuting delays in and out of New York Penn Station.

The trouble began when a train from Miami carrying 165 people stalled as it entered Penn Station about 11:50 a.m. No one was hurt in that incident. Some NJ Transit rail lines are being diverted to Hoboken during morning and afternoon peak periods.

The first phase of the work runs through July 25.

As we approach the end of week one of summer track repairs at Penn Station, Amtrak says the emergency track work is slightly ahead of schedule. The second phase runs from August 4 through August 28.

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