Train service from NY Penn Station to remain suspended on Wednesday
As the crews gear up to clear equipment following Tuesday’s train derailment, train services from New York’s Penn Station will remain suspended on Wednesday for many hours and might result in huge inconvenience to the commuters.
The Tuesday’s derailment, which severely disrupted the train services throughout the northeast, had forced travelers to get back homes either by bus, taxis or other alternatives.
The incident happened when a 10-car train was leaving for Trenton in New Jersey from Penn Station and two of its last cars jumped the rails, when it was about to enter Hudson River rail tunnel on Tuesday morning.
Could be a disaster
However, no casualty or injury took place which otherwise could have been a major disaster.
The derailed train, No. 3823, had to transfer 300 passengers on it to another train at 9:18 in the morning, as per the Transit officials.
The commuters from New York area experienced a prolonged delay of 105 minutes as a limited track space was shared by the agencies.
The worst affected were said to be on the busiest rail line in the U.S., i.e., the Northeast corridor and the North Jersey Coast line as well.
The two of the rail tunnels which are used by New Jersey Transit and Amtrak were closed by the authorities. These two fall between Manhattan and New Jersey.
The remaining tunnel was shared by both inbound and outbound trains.
Authorities seek apology
In a statement, New Jersey Transit said that the services will remain suspended on Wednesday morning, from 12:25 am to 3 am, which will affect at least six trains.
Many commuters have protested at the would-be delay and asked the authorities to investigate the matter.
The agency further apologized for the inconvenience and delays caused to the travelers and assured of conducting a joint probe along with Amtrak into the reason behind Tuesday’s derailment.