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No NJ Transit Service Overnight As Crews Work To Clear Tracks After Derailment

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) - NJ Transit says there will be no train service to and from New York Penn Station between 12:45 a.m. and 3 a.m. Six late night and overnight trains are expected to be affected.

The transit agency said that trains will operate from Newark Penn Station and that customers traveling from New York should take PATH trains and transfer at Newark, where trains will be held for PATH connections.

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Here are the trains that will be affected overnight:

  • North Jersey Coast Line train 3205, which normally departs New York at 1 a.m.
  • Northeast Corridor train 3805, which normally departs New York at 1:22 a.m.  Note: Customers who normally connect to train 1101 in Secaucus should take PATH to Hoboken and connect to train 1101 there.

The trains below will end their trips at Newark Penn Station on Tuesday night, instead of New York Penn Station.  Customers traveling to New York should connect to PATH trains at Newark:

  • North Jersey Coast Line train 3292, the 11:32 p.m. Long Branch departure
  • Northeast Corridor train 3892, the 11:48 p.m. Trenton departure
  • North Jersey Coast Line train 3200, the 12:22 a.m. Long Branch departure
  • Northeast Corridor train 3800, the 12:59 a.m. Trenton departure

Commuters using NJ Transit are currently experiencing 30-45 minute delays following a morning train derailment at Penn Station.

To give customers alternate travel options, NJ Transit rail tickets and passes will continue to be honored on NJ Transit buses, private carrier buses and PATH trains at Newark, Hoboken and New York for the remainder of the day.

The NJ Transit train left Penn Station and was headed for Trenton, N.J., when the last two cars jumped the tracks around 8 a.m.  The 300 passengers were transferred to another train by 9:18 a.m. No one was injured.

One of the two cars has been re-railed and removed and officials expect the same to be done for the second car around 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The accident forced authorities to shut down one of the two rail tunnels between Manhattan and New Jersey. Both inbound and outbound Amtrak and NJ Transit trains are sharing the other tunnel.

Both Long Island Rail Road and Amtrak commuters faced delays as a result of the derailment earlier in the day.

It's just the most recent in a series of foul-ups that have left NJ Transit commuters waiting.

What do you make of NJ Transit service? Would you be willing to pay more for your ticket if service was better?

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