NJ Transit trains back on track after wire issue

March 6, 2012 3:27:59 PM PST
NJ Transit trains were using only one tube into New York City for the second straight morning, this time due to downed wires.

An NJ Transit spokesman says a train carrying about 500 passengers became stuck in the tunnel heading into New York at about 5:40 a.m. when an overhead wire malfunctioned.

The second Hudson River tunnel was returned to service around 11:30 a.m. Trains were held up as long as 60 minutes during the height of the outage.

Train tickets were being cross-honored on NJ Transit buses and PATH trains, and NJ Transit's Midtown Direct trains were diverted into Hoboken.

NJ Transit says that normal service is expected for the evening commute.

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