137 Amtrak Riders Temporarily Trapped in East River Train Tunnel, FDNY Says

By Janon Fisher on April 30, 2014 8:07pm | Updated on April 30, 2014 8:29pm

 Approximately 130 people were temporarily stranded in the East River tunnel due to track problems, a spokeswoman said.
Approximately 130 people were temporarily stranded in the East River tunnel due to track problems, a spokeswoman said.
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MANHATTAN — More than 130 people were temporarily stranded in the East River train tunnel Wednesday evening when an Amtrak train stalled on the track, a fire department spokesman said.

The Northeast Regional train to Springfield, Mass. shutdown power about 7:30 p.m. due to a downed wire on the track, railroad spokeswoman Vernae Graham said.

No one was injured, according to the fire department and Graham said full service was expected to be restored by 8:30.

A diesel train was coupled with the train to pull it from the tunnel, she said.

The outage caused residual delays on the LIRR, a spokeswoman said.

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