Updated as of 4:25 p.m.:
The Long Island Rail Road plans to cancel 29 rush hour trains out of the 87 that normally depart from Penn Station during those hours, according to the MTA.
"The cancelations are necessary to allow NJTransit and Amtrak the exclusive use of Tracks 13-16, which are normally shared with LIRR; the move means four of the nine Penn Station tracks used by the LIRR for the evening rush hour are not available for use as a result of the derailment," the transit authority announced.
Updated as of 2:10 p.m.:
Amtrak customers heading in or out of Penn Station should continue to expect delays and cancellations, but NJ Transit will resume service from Penn Station at 4 p.m.
The PATH will cross-honor fares for the rest of Friday.
Updated as of 1:44 p.m.:
LIRR suggests its customers leave New York City before 4 p.m., after 8 p.m. or depart from Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn to avoid delays.
LIRR anticipates cancellations & delays for PM rush. To avoid delays, customers advised to leave NYC before 4PM or after 8PM.— LIRR (@LIRR) March 24, 2017
An Amtrak train derailed at Penn Station in New York Friday morning, causing service delays and suspensions, officials said.
Several people, including passengers and crew, suffered minor injuries after the Amtrak train "sideswiped" a New Jersey Transit train, NJT said on Twitter.
Twitter user Jordan Geary said he was on a Montclair/Boontoon line train that collided with another train. "It was scary as hell," he tweeted.
NJ Transit confirmed that an Amtrak train "sideswiped" one of its trains as it entered the station. The agency also said that several customers and crew suffered minor injuries, but the train was able to enter the station and passengers were safely deboarded.
NJ Transit also said MidTown Direct trains will divert to the Hoboken Terminal. Cross-honoring with NJT buses, private carriers and PATH are in effect system wide.
The derailment is not affecting service on the Long Island Rail Road at Penn Station, an MTA spokeswoman said.
Due to minor derailment at New York Penn Station, customers may experience delays. We apologize for any inconvenience.— Amtrak Northeast (@AmtrakNEC) March 24, 2017
To all news stations writing me, yes you can use my photos and tweet. This is my permission. What happened today was scary as hell.— Jordan Geary (@THEJordanGeary) March 24, 2017
MidTown Direct trains are being diverted to HOB Terminal. Cross honoring in effect system-wide with NJT bus, private carriers, & PATH. (2/2)— NJ TRANSIT (@NJTRANSIT) March 24, 2017
All rail service remains suspended in and out #NYPenn due to a derailed Amtrak train. MidTown Direct trains are being diverted to Hoboken.— NJ TRANSIT (@NJTRANSIT) March 24, 2017
Cross honoring is in effect system-wide with NJT bus, private carriers, and with PATH at NPS, HOB, and 33rd Street in NY.— NJ TRANSIT (@NJTRANSIT) March 24, 2017
All rail service in/out of NY Penn suspended due to a derailed Amtrak train. The Amtrak train sideswiped a NJT train coming into the station— NJ TRANSIT (@NJTRANSIT) March 24, 2017
NJT train was able to make it to platform where customers safely deboarded. Several minor injuries among customers & crew have been reported— NJ TRANSIT (@NJTRANSIT) March 24, 2017
The last train derailment in New York was on Feb. 8 when a non-passenger LIRR train stalled near Jamaica Station in Queens.
More than 100 commuters were injured when another LIRR train derailed at Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn on Jan. 4.
On Sept. 29, a woman was killed and more than 100 others injured when a New Jersey Transit train crashed into the Hoboken Terminal. The driver was later diagnosed with sleep apena.
Kimberly M. Aquilina contributed to this report.