Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Power problems disrupt N.J. Transit, SEPTA service


Power issues have disrupted service on New Jersey Transit, SEPTA and Amtrak trains this morning.

N.J. Transit said service on the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast lines was operating with delays of up to an hour due to Amtrak overhead-wire problems. And service on the Raritan Valley Line between Newark and New York's Penn Station was also experiencing with lengthy delays.

Service on those routes had been suspended earlier in the morning.

Rail tickets and passes were being cross-honored on buses, PATH trains and private-carrier buses.

Amtrak service was also briefly suspended between Philadelphia and New York City, but resumed around 8:45 a.m.

Additionally, trains on two SEPTA Regional Rail lines -- the Trenton and Chestnut Hill West lines -- weren't running for about half an hour this morning, also because of Amtrak power problems.

Service on those lines was restored shortly after 8:30 a.m., though continued delays were expected.

Contact Emily Babay at 215-854-2153 or Follow @emilybabay on Twitter.

Contact the Breaking News Desk at 215-854-2443 or Follow @phillynews on Twitter.

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