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Stuck Amtrak Bridge Causes NJ TRANSIT Delays, Cancellations During Morning Commute

March 16, 2018 - 11:10 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo took President Donald Trump to task after a stuck bridge caused suspensions on New York-bound rail lines, Friday morning.

Train service in and out of Penn Station was restored by 8:30 Friday morning, following a suspension caused by an Amtrak Portal Bridge that became stuck in the open position.

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Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line train service was subject to delays of up to 30 minutes in both directions even after the issue was resolved.

Midtown Direct trains were initially diverted to Hoboken, but that service was restored by 9:35.

NJ TRANSIT rail tickets were being cross-honored with PATH, NJT bus, private carriers, and New York Waterway until 11:00 a.m.

Service was suspended during the morning commute after a 111-year-old bridge became stuck open and tracks became misaligned.

One track was restored Friday morning, but it was unclear when a second track would be back in service.

The Amtrak-owned span carries about 450 trains each day to and from New York.

On Friday morning, Governor Andrew Cuomo took to Twitter to take the Trump administration to task over infrastructure problems in the New York area.

"It is unconscionable that the President is trying to stop Gateway, the single most important infrastructure project in the country," he said.

 

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