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Posted at 8:26 AM ET, 12/ 6/2010

Disabled train slows Amtrak

By Associated Press

9:18 p.m. Update: Some 550 cold passengers arrived in New York City 90 minutes after their disabled train slowed rail traffic along the busy Northeast Corridor.

Amtrak spokesman Clifford Cole says Amtrak trains are running up to 30 minutes late in and out of New York's Penn Station.

New Jersey Transit spokesman Dan Stessel says the commuter train was headed for New York when the locomotive broke down near the Portal Bridge in Secaucus around 7 a.m. Monday.

Stessel says passengers couldn't be safely transferred to another train and there was difficulty towing the disabled train. It was pulled into New York's Penn Station at 8:45 a.m.

NJ Transit trains on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line and Midtown Direct are running up to 60 minutes behind schedule in and out of New York City.

Original post: A disabled train is slowing passengers riding the rails in and out of New York City.

New Jersey Transit spokeswoman Courtney Carroll says one of its trains is stopped near the Portal Bridge in Secaucus.

The NJ Transit train was headed for New York when it broke down. It will be towed to Secaucus. It's not known how many passengers are aboard.

Trains on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line and Midtown Direct are running up to 30 minutes behind schedule in and out of New York City.

The incident comes just days after damaged wires suspended rail service in the same area on Wednesday.

By Associated Press  | December 6, 2010; 8:26 AM ET
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