Friday marked the fifth day of major repairs that are closing tracks and forcing commuter rail lines to reduce schedules at the nation's busiest train station, a critical part of the Northeast Corridor system.
A NJ Transit train also derailed at Penn Station on July 6. A rescue train sent to tow that train into the station proved no help when it was stopped in its tracks by the same electrical problems.
Amtrak train 98 stalled shortly before 11 a.m.in one of the Hudson River tunnels, traveling from Miami, Mike Tolbert said.
Around 5 p.m. Saturday, a NJ Transit train with about 600 passengers became disabled near the tunnel causing another brief delay in and out of Penn Station.
The train stalled around 4:45 p.m., the city fire department said.
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There were 170 people on the Amtrak train, which was travelling from Miami to NY. "I'd like to start by thanking the passengers of Amtrak, Long Island Rail Road, and New Jersey Transit", Amtrak Chief Operating Officer Scot Naparstek said.
Until the stalled train is moved to the station, NJ Transit and Amtrak trains between NY and New Jersey will be delayed, officials said.
MTA chairman Joseph Lhota said Friday transit officials have "been able to keep things moving across the system" after the first week of Amtrak's summer-long project to fix and replace tracks and signals.
The project began on Monday and is expected to continue through September, although commuters said the first week of the project went mostly smoothly.