Trainspotter 0 Posted January 3, 2008 Share #1 Posted January 3, 2008 Transit, PATH woes slow the AM commute The Star-Ledger Continuous News Desk Thurday January 03, 2008 Passengers wait to pay their PATH train fare at Newark Penn Station . Both New Jersey Transit and PATH trains experienced morning delays. Train problems on NJ Transit and PATH lines crippled the morning commute for throngs of riders, leaving some waiting for up to an hour on crowded and bitterly cold platforms. NJ Transit trains have been delayed by as much as 60 minutes on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line and Raritan Valley lines because of wires down on the tracks west of Newark Penn Station, officials said. And PATH trains resumed in and out of Hoboken at 11:50 a.m. after being down for the third time today because of fire. At 9:30 a.m., NJ Transit announced that operations had returned to normal with trains leaving on schedule from end-point terminals. Because of congestion from the earlier problems, some riders still could experience problems, NJ Transit officials said. Eastbound NJ Transit trains to Newark and New York are temporarily suspended at Jersey Avenue. The reduced number of NJ Transit trains has led to crowding on the affected rail lines. To make more room for riders, some trains making additional stops and others are bypassing some stations. Earlier today, two track fires halted all PATH service out of Hoboken for nearly two hours. Service was restored at 9:30 a.m. and trains were running 15 minutes behind schedule as of 9:40 a.m., said Steve Coleman, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. A third fire -- this one at a maintenance building near the station -- knocked out Hoboken PATH train service between 10:30 and 11:50 a.m., Coleman said. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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