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Published: Thu, August 24, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Service Resumes After NJ Transit Train Derails in Penn Station

Service Resumes After NJ Transit Train Derails in Penn Station

An empty New Jersey Transit train derailed early Wednesday in Manhattan's Penn Station, causing some delays at the beginning of the morning rush hour.

The train, which didn't have any passengers on it, derailed about 5:15 am.

The train's cars were blocking several tracks, but the engine was rerailed shortly after 6 a.m., the spokeswoman said. The train was lifted back onto the tracks by 7 a.m. The speedup was prompted by two derailments in the station during the spring that wreaked havoc on rail service between Boston and Washington, D.C.

Officials were investigating what cause the derailment, Smith said.

The Northeast Corridor, New Jersey Coast Line and Montclair Boonton and Midtown Direct service could see up to 20 minutes delays into and out of Penn Station, NJ Transit announced via Twitter.

On April 3, tracks were damaged when a NJ Transit train derailed.

On March 24, a high-speed Amtrak Acela train derailed and sideswiped an arriving NJ Transit train, causing no injuries but making significant delays.

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