NJ Transit train disabled by power outage on tracks at Penn Station

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- A power outage on the tracks left a New Jersey Transit train disabled at Penn Station on Monday night.

The train was stuck in a tube leading to the station. A rescue train removed the approximately 50 passengers.

No one was injured.

The outage also affected service on other New Jersey Transit trains and Amtrak for a couple of hours.

The outage prevented trains from entering or leaving the station, which is the nation's busiest.

Amtrak spokesman Jason Abrams says the outage was "due to an electrical issue." He says it started at about 7:30 p.m. Monday and power was partially restored by 8:30 p.m.

He says NJ Transit trains were diverted to Hoboken, New Jersey, and Amtrak trains were diverted to the Newark, New Jersey, Penn Station during the disruption.

The PATH train service says cross-honored tickets from NJ Transit and Amtrak.

Abrams says the outage did not affect power inside the train station or service on the Long Island Rail Road.

(Some information from the Associated Press.)
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