PATCO service suffers due to equipment shortages

File Photo: PATCO passengers pack the platform at the Ferry Avenue station after a train was canceled on Monday, Jan. 8. 2018.

Equipment shortages caused widespread delays and overcrowding during Wednesday morning’s rush hour on the PATCO High Speed Line.

The commuter line said it was instituting an emergency schedule after a very rocky morning rush hour.

PATCO said the problems with the trains were related to the cold weather.

Ice and snow have caused problems for PATCO train motors in the past.