Commuters heading to Penn Station on NJ Transit, Long Island Rail Road or Amtrak are facing what is becoming an increasingly common event: Delays because of issues with Amtrak infrastructure. Tonight's problem is, according to NJ Transit, "due to Amtrak overhead wire problems between the yard and [Penn Station] in East River Tunnel."
How bad is the situation? Well...
— AJ Ross (@AJRossABC7) April 25, 2017
— Dan Schenker (@heydanschenker) April 25, 2017
Police close entrance to Penn Station at 7th Ave and 34th street due to service interruptions. "What happened now?!" a man yells. pic.twitter.com/ggrBZfzqWK
— Vincent Barone (@vinbarone) April 25, 2017
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NYPD is restricting access to Penn at the 34th Street and 7th Avenue entrance due to crowding conditions.
— LIRR (@LIRR) April 25, 2017
NJ Transit said, "NEC, NJCL, RVL and MidTown Direct trains are subject to up to 40-minute delays, and expected to escalate." Here are details from LIRR:
LIRR customers can anticipate delays and cancelations this evening due to an Amtrak power problem in one of the East River tunnels. All westbound service to Penn is suspended. NYC Transit is cross-honoring tickets on the E train at Sutphin/Archer, Union Turnpike, 71st Ave. and Penn Station, as well as on the 7 train at 61st St., Woodside, & between Penn Station and Atlantic Terminal on the 2 and 3 trains. Customers can take the subway to Atlantic Terminal for additional service to Jamaica.
Earlier today, Amtrak said, "Customers may experience delays between New York and New Jersey due to ongoing track inspections and maintenance at New York Penn Station. We apologize to customers for any delays as a result of this work."