NEW YORK — Amtrak, NJ TRANSIT, and Long Island Railroad (LIRR) riders were warned to expect delays in and out of Manhattan's Penn Station on Wednesday morning because of a broken rail in one of the East River tunnels, NBC New York reports.
The LIRR said some westbound trains on at least seven branches were being canceled or diverted because of the broken rail. Nearly a half-dozen NJ Transit lines were experiencing at least 30-minute delays.
LIRR-on/close to sched. Earlier, some trains were diverted from Penn, canceled at Jamaica, or delayed en route as a result of a broken rail.— LIRR (@LIRR) November 16, 2016
Meanwhile, road commuters had it little better, because a three-car accident closed the outbound north tube of the Lincoln Tunnel heading toward New Jersey. NJ Transit warned of extensive bus delays because of the accident as well. The tube reopened by about 9:45 a.m. For the full story, click here.