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New York City: Penn Station: big delays

NEW YORK — Commuters should expect delays and cancelations during afternoon rush hour into and out of New York’s Penn Station after a “minor” Amtrak train derailment Friday morning.


Customers leaving from Penn Station are urged to catch a train on the Long Island Rail Road before 4 p.m. or after 8 p.m., MTA officials said. Trains will be running out of four tracks (18 to 21) rather than the normal nine (Tracks 13 to 21).


People can also catch the LIRR from Brooklyn’s Atlantic Terminal as an alternative option.


NJ Transit will resume limited service out of Penn Station starting at 4 p.m. Hourly service into NYC from Trenton and Long Branch, New Jersey will be available. Service from Hoboken will also be impacted because of limited tracks.


For updates on service and train schedules visit the NJ Transit website.


As of 2 p.m. Amtrak said that Acela Express and Northeast Regional service between Newark and New York is subject to delays.


Keystone Service will end and originate in Newark where passengers can transfer to Northeast Regional trains into New York.


PATH will also honor Keystone Service ticketed passengers in and out of New York.


Empire Service passengers will be transferred to Metro North for service into and out of Grand Central Terminal.