NJ TRANSIT is preparing a service plan for the afternoon peak period following an earlier Amtrak derailment at New York Penn Station. As a result of that incident, NJ TRANSIT will operate limited outbound service due to track constraints from New York Penn Station beginning at 4 p.m. There also will be hourly service into New York from Trenton and Long Branch with stops at Newark and Secaucus. A schedule will be posted this afternoon. MidTOWN Direct trains will continue to operate in and out of Hoboken Terminal.
Cross honoring will remain in effect with NJ TRANSIT bus, private carrier bus, NY Waterway and PATH at Newark, Hoboken and 33rd St.
Hoboken services will also be impacted due to the additional trains in the terminal. Because of track limitation in the terminal some Summit-bound trains will be impacted.
Due to the circumstances, customers are asked to be patient and give themselves additional travel time.
Please check njtransit.com for updates.
A NJ Transit Train was sideswiped by an Amtrak Acela train carrying 248 passengers when it derailed as it was leaving NY Penn Station Friday morning at approximately 9 am.
Danielle Raymond Neff, a Montclair resident who was a passenger on the NJ Transit Montclair Boonton line 8:17 am from Walnut Train Station told Baristanet as the train was pulling into Penn, she felt a big bump. “I was sitting on the upper level, just above where this first window is. And then I got off and saw the damage. We definitely collided with the Acela train that was pulling out as we were pulling in. Everyone was OK, so that’s good. But I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t rattled after the fact.”
NJ Transit tweeted the following after the accident:
NJT train was able to make it to platform where customers safely deboarded.
— NJ TRANSIT (@NJTRANSIT) March 24, 2017
At this time, rail service is still suspended in and out of NY. MidTown Direct trains are being diverted to Hoboken Terminal and cross honoring is in effect.