Tuesday morning, two cars of an NJ Transit derailed as it was leaving Penn Station in New York City. Commuters are experiencing extended delays, and are encouraged to take PATH trains from Hoboken to the city.
Shortly after 8 a.m., the last two cars of the Trenton-bound, Northeast Corridor train 3823 derailed. 300 passengers were aboard, but no injuries were reported.
The passengers on the disabled train were sent through a separate train, and delays ranging from 30 to 90 minutes are expected in both directions.
According to NY Post, a conductor on a Manhattan-bound train told riders that delays have begun to cascade because track space was lacking. He promised commuters they would "be in New York in time for dinner." While confusion and frustration amounted among commuters, customer service had few explanations.
Midtown Direct trains are operating to and from the Hoboken Terminal, and customers' tickets are honored on PATH trains and NJ Transit. Private carrier buses are also running at no extra charge.