A blog about living in Aberdeen, New Jersey.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Jersey Coast Trains Suffering Delays and Cancellations Due to Switching Problems

This evening's New Jersey Transit North Jersey Coast Seashore trains have been suffering delays since 5 pm due to a switch problem near the Portal Bridge at Kearney. Delays started at 15 to 20 min but quickly grew to 30 min to an hour. At 6:39 pm, NJT announced the cancellation of the 6:01 pm train out of Penn Station New York and recommended using the 6:32 pm. At 7:15 pm, they canceled the 6:32 pm and suggested that 6:01 pm and 6:32 pm passengers use the 7:08 pm. Sounds like a tight squeeze. Glad I'm not riding the rails this evening. Yikes!

Presumably the issue will be resolved before the morning commute.

UPDATE: As of 10:10 pm, switch problems continued to plague the trains entering and leaving the city, with 20 to 30 min delays reported.

UPDATE: As of 11:44 pm, trains were once again on or close to schedule. Of course, trains are about an hour apart at this hour, so that's no great challenge. We'll just have to wait and see what the morning brings.


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