MIDTOWN, Manhattan — Just in time for the Tuesday morning commute, service is nearly back to normal at New York's Penn Station.
Overhead wire issues, power outages and a disabled train caused hours-long delays and numerous cancellations Monday night for Amtrak Northeast and New Jersey Transit, resulting in extreme crowds and frustrated, tired commuters.
Individual NJ Transit lines tweeted around 2:15 a.m. Tuesday that "rail service in and out of Penn Station New York is operating on or close to schedule after earlier Amtrak overhead wire issues near PSNY."
1/2: Rail service in and out of Penn Station New York is operating on or close to schedule after earlier Amtrak overhead wire issues near PSNY.
— Morris & Essex Line (@NJTRANSIT_ME) February 4, 2020
Service delays began just before the start of rush hour Monday, with reports of several delays beginning around 4:50 p.m., and continuing well into the night.
Many passengers posted their frustrations on social media about the extensive delays.
— Tom Dixon (@tomdixon) February 3, 2020
As the evening progressed, so did the number of delays and the elongated postponements.
At 9 p.m., New Jersey Transit continued to cross-honor NJT tickets on the PATH at Newark Penn, Hoboken, and 33rd Street.
Cross-honoring of NJT tickets ended early Tuesday as trains got back onto schedule.
— PlayerTBD (@JenLWilliams61) February 3, 2020