After a day, a night and a morning of widespread delays and cancellations, trains are now running normally into and out of Pennsylvania Station.
A New Jersey Transit train that partly derailed at slow speed on Tuesday morning as it pulled out of the station closed down one of the two tunnels that trains travel through between New York and New Jersey. The ensuing delays enraged commuters and had politicians hurling blame at each other and at the area’s crippled transportation system.
Senator Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey warned in a statement, “Unfortunately, these delays are only going to become more commonplace in the future as a result of” Gov. Chris Christie’s “cancellation of the ARC tunnel project, which would have included another two tracks under the Hudson River to relieve congestion and prevent disruptions for New Jersey commuters.”
Service on Amtrak was back on schedule by 8:15 a.m. Long Island Rail Road trains were also back on schedule.
While commuters on New Jersey Transit trains still had a troubled ride this morning, Courtney Carroll, a spokeswoman for the railroad, said that all of its trains were running “on or close to schedule” as of 1 p.m.