Another episode in New York City’s recent series of train-related problems that have led to delays happened on Tuesday morning, when an NJ Transit train got stuck in a tunnel.
The empty commuter train heading from New York City's Penn Station got stuck in a tunnel after 8:30 a.m. It was disabled for about 22 minutes, an NJ Transit official said.
The issue was resolved shortly after 9 a.m., but the incident briefly fouled up schedules on NJ Transit's Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast, River Line and Midtown Direct trains.
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The incident is being investigated, and comes amid several recent train derailments involving NJ Transit and Amtrak.
On Friday, a train carrying approximately 1,200 people stalled for nearly three hours inside a tunnel between New Jersey and New York. That issue was traced back to Amtrak’s overhead power problems, NBC 4 New York reported.
On April 3, an NJ Transit train carrying about 1,200 passengers derailed entering Penn Station at 9 a.m., leading to massive delays and rescheduling for days.
And just 10 days before that, an Amtrak train and NJ Transit train collided from what officials said was a track and wheel issue.