Investigators are working in Connecticut to gather evidence from yesterday’s collision between two Metro-North Railroad commuter trains so they can restore Amtrak and other rail service between New York and Boston.
Two Metro-North Railroad commuter trains collided in Bridgeport, Connecticut, injuring dozens of people and limiting Amtrak service between New York and Boston in one of the worst U.S. passenger rail accidents since 2008.
For Amtrak to move more passengers on trains between Washington and Boston, its only profitable route, it must move out of New York’s Penn Station, said Drew Galloway, assistant vice president for the eastern region.
New Jersey Transit , Amtrak and Long Island Rail Road adjusted service or said passengers may experience delays through tonight’s commute after a NJ Transit train derailed in New York City’s Penn Station complex.
New Jersey Transit, the nation’s largest statewide mass-transit network, will expand its new ticket vending-machine technology that allows it to dispense change in the form of paper bills instead of dollar coins.
New Jersey Transit said service between Newark and New York’s Penn Station was restored after an earlier suspension on signal problems. The agency said in an e-mailed statement it faces delays of 60 minutes to 90 minutes.