NJ Transit Train Derails at Penn Station

The commute has mostly returned to normal at Penn Station on Friday, after a NJ Transit train derailment.

Just after 9 o’clock on Thursday night, nine cars of a North Jersey Coast Line train came off the tracks in what was called a minor derailment.  None of the 180 people onboard were hurt.

Service was suspended in and out of Penn Station for several hours because of the incident.  Service resumed on Friday morning, but officials warned that delays were possible.

"Following last night’s slow speed derailment outside Penn Station New York I am calling for a full investigation into all potential causes. The safety of New Jersey citizens is paramount and we will do everything possible to ensure that NJ TRANSIT and Penn Station are safe,” Governor Chris Christie said in a statement.

This comes just days before the so-called “Summer of Hell” begins on Monday.  After a series of derailments and power problems at Penn Station in recent months, Amtrak is beginning emergency repairs.

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