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Breaking: Backups on NJ Transit, Amtrak and the LIRR at Penn Station

Christina Frasca, news editor

As a result of NJ Transit (NJT) train derailment, there are delays starting at 30 minutes at Penn Station for all NJT, LIRR and Amtrak trains, due to fewer tracks being available for use.
According to NJT service advisory:
• All Midtown Direct trains will originate and terminate at Hoboken Terminal, instead of New York.  PATH trains are cross honoring NJ TRANSIT tickets and passes between Hoboken and 33rd Street.
• Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line trains are subject to significant delays in and out of New York during the afternoon and evening hours.  Expect crowding conditions, as some trains will be combined to reduce congestion.
• Customers on the Main, Bergen County, Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines are strongly encouraged to travel via Hoboken Terminal, rather than via New York and Secaucus.  Use PATH between 33rd Street and Hoboken Terminal.
• Please allow additional travel time on all rail lines.
ALTERNATE TRAVEL OPTIONS
• PATH trains are cross honoring NJ TRANSIT rail tickets and passes at 33rd Street, Hoboken and Newark Penn Station.
• NJ TRANSIT buses are cross honoring rail tickets and passes systemwide.
• Private Carrier buses are cross honoring rail tickets and passes on trips to and from Port Authority Bus Terminal.
Customers are encouraged to check njtransit.com for the latest information before traveling.
Allow extra time for your commute on the PATH train because many NJT travellers will be using the PATH as their closest alternative to Hoboken.
LIRR trains during tonight’s rush hour are also subject to cancellation. Lines affected include Babylon branch, Far Rockaway branch, Long Beach branch, Hempstead branch and Ronkonkoma branch. Check mtw.info/lirr for more updates!
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