Train derails while pulling into New York's Penn Station

Apr 04, 2017, 00:47
Train derails while pulling into New York's Penn Station

A train derailed at New York's Penn Station Monday morning, according to New Jersey Transit officials.

NJ Transit officials said that about 9 a.m., three middle cars of a 10-car train came off the rails as the train pulled into Penn Station's Track 9 at a slow speed. One person was injured during the rush hour incident.

NJ TRANSIT says Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line, Raritan Valley Line and Midtown Direct service has been suspended in and out of Penn Station.

Two other recent train crashes have occurred in the NY area. Riders should expect up to 30-minute delays during the afternoon peak period due to track constraints at Penn Station New York.

A Reuters witness on the New Jersey Transit train, which was coming from Trenton, New Jersey, said the train began bumping and shaking before stopping, and that a broken wheel was visible from inside the vehicle. They were led to the platform by NJ Transit personnel.

For the second time in two weeks, a train has derailed near New York's Penn Station. The NJ Transit website lists the revised train schedules for Monday afternoon and evening. The Federal Railroad Administration tweeted that the agency has an inspector on the derailment site.

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