New Jersey Transit says passengers were stranded for more than three hours after their train broke down and their rescue train became disabled.
Tuesday’s severe weather has kept the train out of service because of damage to signal communications systems.
The transit company says trains will run every 20 minutes until midnight, when the regular schedule resumes.
“Clearly, in a free market, Amtrak would not be here at all, because they couldn’t make it on their own. So, what that would do is spark innovation, and someone would either figure out a way to make this work efficiently — the transport of people by train or rail — or it would fall by the wayside, because people prefer other modes of transportation.”
Joseph Boardman, Amtrak president and CEO, said in a letter on Amtrak’s official blog Thursday that it is cooperating fully in an investigation into the accident that killed eight people and injured more than 200 this week.
As a result of Sunday’s Broad Street Run in Philadelphia, SEPTA is adding additional service, while some bus routes will be detoured.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says service on the Manayunk/Norristown Line won’t be back to normal until Thursday afternoon.
A call reportedly went out around 6:25 p.m. Thursday for a dog on the tracks in the area of 69th Street Station in Upper Darby.
According to the transit company, all Regional Rail trains will continue to run on a Saturday schedule throughout rush hour.
NJ Transit says that it will shut down service starting at 8 p.m. Monday and that commuter trains won’t be restored until at least Thursday morning.
An agreement has been reached with the DRPA and Comcast to provide free WiFi service to customers on PATCO trains. If approved by the DRPA board, the service should be available by summer
Amtrak trains have been rolling on the busiest travel day of the year.
President Barack Obama is establishing a second emergency board to try to resolve a contract dispute in the Philadelphia area between the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and the union representing train engineers.
In honor of the season, Amtrak has just announced it is bringing back one of its rarer routes: the Autumn Express.
To get better acquainted with Amtrak, the nation’s railroad service, here’s a simple yet very helpful guide to understanding how get onboard a passenger train.