NJ Transit reduces rail service to New York after derailment

In that incident, an Amtrak Acela Express train from Boston was pulling out of the station on its way to Washington, D.C., when it had "a minor derailment while moving at a slow speed". Customers can take the 7:45 a.m. train from Babylon due into Penn Station at 8:56 a.m., which will add stops at Freeport, Baldwin and Rockville Centre.

Monthly LIRR passes will be cross honored on the subway.

Amtrak is operating on a modified schedule on the Northeast Corridor.

His regular commute of one hour on Tuesday morning took 90 minutes, Darms said.

He suggested NJ Transit officials should be honest with commuters about how many trains it needs to cancel and the overall reduction in services. The train was moved back onto the rail early Tuesday, he said.

"At this point, I don't have any further details until I know causes", Naparstek said when asked if the derailments could be related.

The second derailment in a week and a half at Penn Station jolted riders and crippled rail traffic Monday but didn't cause any serious injuries. LIRR President Patrick Nowakowski says these disruptions could last for days and will continue until all repairs have been safely completed.

"I've always done the pomp and circumstance of opening day, where you get to see the wreath come out, the Shea family comes out, you get to see the first pitch", Fleming said.

Amtrak is still running on a modified schedule between NY and Washington.

In September a year ago, a New Jersey Transit commuter train plowed into the platform at the Hoboken, N.J., station, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others.

Due to limited track availability because of the Amtrak work, 10 Penn Station-bound trains are canceled between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m.

The two derailments at Penn Station renewed calls for accelerating progress on an ambitious, $20 billion-plus project, known as Gateway, to add a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River and expand Penn Station.

His Pascack Valley Line train arrived at Hoboken on time, but "deposited riders into a nightmare there", he said.

  • Salvatore Jensen