New Jersey Transit Train Derails in NY at Penn Station

Posted July 11, 2017

Thousands of riders were funneled into chaotic train depots, but the more apocalyptic warnings proved overstated as other commuters sailed into midtown Manhattan with relative ease, in part because of a substantial public awareness campaign. She also wants to audit the state's Transportation Trust Fund to find any alternative sources of funding and divert NY tax revenue collected from New Jersey residents to help fund projects in New Jersey.

"Whether it's Gov. Christie stripping away the funding for a new tunnel or the missing-in-action Trump administration and Republican Congress, we are seeing a complete lack of leadership when it comes to advocating on behalf of our commuters and supporting our economy", said McKeon.

The "Summer of Hell" is expected to wrap up on September 1.

Those problems will have to wait for the completion of the Gateway project, which plans to build a second rail tunnel under the Hudson River, fix damage in the existing tunnel from 2012's Superstorm Sandy and make substantial improvements on the New Jersey side and in Penn Station.

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Speaking Monday morning, MTA chairman Joseph Lhota said, so far, "everything has been on time" and "working according to plan".

Passengers on the train, No. 3276 on the North Jersey Coast Line, said they felt it rock and then come to a halt in the Hudson River Tunnel leading into Penn Station.

"A lot of confusion and too many people gathered in one space", said Lex Marshall, 35, of Morristown.

All tolls on major commuting crossings are also cashless.

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The construction is due to stretch until early September and some New Jersey commuters are facing the decision of how they will face their new routes. "I've been using LIRR for the past 11 years and it's been good", said Tamer Seoud, chief financial officer for the non-profit Lutheran Social Services of NY. PATH trains were running every five minutes out of Hoboken rather than the usual seven-minute interval and additional NJ Transit buses were running from Hoboken to Manhattan as well. NY Waterway has an app that will give commuters real time information about where those buses are, said Jennifer Schuck, a spokeswoman.

The New York City subway system is under a state-of-emergency order. The Penn Station is the busiest in the whole country, but still, its infrastructure is very descending over the years, and several such problems are occurring in few months, along with other linking stations.

The work is scheduled to last through the end of August.

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