Amtrak President and CEO Wick Moorman Tours Tracks at New York Penn Station

NJ Transit train derails at Penn Station

Late Thursday night, another New Jersey Transit commuter train derailed at Penn Station. According to initial reports, the train was travelling in the vicinity of track 11, a part of the station that is scheduled to receive intensive maintenance beginning on Monday.

NJ Transit said that all train service in and out of Penn was suspended, and that all MidTown Direct trains were to be diverted to Hoboken until further notice. Systemwide cross-honoring with bus carriers and PATH was put in effect.

An Amtrak spokesman did not immediately return a request for comment.

NJ Transit on-time performance hits new low

Following a low on-time performance rating for New Jersey Transit in April 2017, May’s statistics look no better. Only 86.9% of New Jersey Transit’s trains were on time (arriving within six minutes of schedule) within the month of May 2017, as compared to 87.1% in April, and 93.5% in March. This is largely due to many incidents on Amtrak-owned territory, which have severe effects on NJ Transit’s service.

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