Just in time for yesterday's evening commute, wire issues caused troubles for NJ Transit riders who were left waiting, nearly packed like sardines, at Penn Station. According to the Post, there were "delays upwards of 60 minutes," hitting the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast, Raritan Valley, Morris & Essex, Port Jervis, Montclair, and Pascack Valley lines. One weary person told WCBS 2, "One of the hazards of commuting … is dealing with delays."
But others were less measured. One man said, "You comin' in here, you think I had a nice day walking in the city, I'm going home and boom! You're stuck." Another tried to wait it out, to no avail, "Well, I came down and saw that there were delays and decided to go for dinner with a buddy of mine and came back and none of the trains had left." Other riders, sweating as they waited for the problem to be cleared up, complained about the recent NJ Transit rate increase (25%!) while others hoped to get to their destination for something special: "It's frustrating. I want to get home before the LeBron announcement."
This comes two days after trains were delayed because of power issues.