2nd train derailment in weeks at Penn Station causes delays

Authorities are on the scene of a train derailment at New York’s Penn Station

The Long Island Rail Road said a train from Babylon due at Penn at 9:37 a.m. has been canceled at Jamaica due to the disabled NJ TRANSIT train.

In a service alert, Amtrak officials said that the incident is likely to affect Acela Express and Northeast Regional service between Newark and NY.

NJ Transit suspended all service in and out of Penn Station as trains were diverted to Hoboken, officials said. They were led to the platform by NJ Transit personnel.

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For the second time in as many weeks, a train derailment has left Penn Station a commuter's nightmare. Amtrak owns and maintains Penn Station's tracks and infrastructure.

The derailment comes just a week and a half after an Amtrak Acela train derailed at Penn Station, causing some service disruptions.

The LIRR encouraged riders to consider traveling outside peak hours or to begin their trips at Atlantic Terminal or Hunterspoint Avenue, where schedules should be "near normal". No serious injuries were reported in that incident. Officials with the Federal Railroad Administration also were investigating. The NJ Transit website lists the revised train schedules for Monday afternoon and evening.

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