Amtrak trains back on track between New York and Philadelphia
Rachel Nixon | March 26, 2008 at 10:00 amby
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The trains are now running according to schedule.
Amtrak suspended train service between New York City and Philadelphia for about 90 minutes “as a precautionary measure” after what the train company called a “power fluctuation” that began at 12:17 p.m. The railroad reported that power was restored by 1:50 p.m.
A total of 18 Amtrak trains that were en route between the two cities were stopped and held at stations, with delays between five minutes and two hours, said Cliff Cole, an Amtrak spokesman. No trains were stopped in tunnels between New York and New Jersey and all trains continued to have power, lights, ventilation and heating and air-conditioning during the suspension of service.
All Amtrak and NJ Transit trains between New York and Philadelphia are stalled.
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Amtrak says voltage dropped on the Northeast Corridor. Amtrak spokesman Cliff Cole says workers are trying to pinpoint the source of the problem.
NJ Transit spokesman Dan Stessel says Northeast Corridor, Midtown Direct and North Jersey Coast trains are being held at stations.
PATH is cross-honoring tickets for passengers boarding at Newark Penn Station and Hoboken Terminal.
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