Amtrak and NJ Transit Delayed During Morning Commute

By Nicole Bode on April 11, 2011 7:51am | Updated on April 11, 2011 10:35am

New York-bound NJ Transit and Amtrak trains were facing up to an hour delay after an overhead wire fell near Trenton.
New York-bound NJ Transit and Amtrak trains were facing up to an hour delay after an overhead wire fell near Trenton.
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By Nicole Bode

DNAinfo Senior Editor

MANHATTAN – Amtrak and NJ Transit commuter trains were delayed of up to an hour Monday morning after an overhead wire went down in Trenton, transit officials said.

The problems started around 5:30 a.m. Monday, when the wire providing power to trains fell as a NJ Transit train passed by, an Amtrak official said. It was not immediately clear what caused the wire to fall, a spokesman said.

Crews were still on the scene working to fix the wire at 8 a.m., an Amtrak official said. The problem was fixed by 9:08 a.m. and all trains are now on or close to schedule, Amtrak spokesman Cliff Cole said.

The downed wire slowed Manhattan-bound NJ Transit trains Monday morning, and put a 15 minute to 30 minute delay on Amtrak trains in both directions, NJ Transit and Amtrak officials said.

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