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Fri Jan 31, 2014, 10:55 AM

As 'mass transit' Super Bowl nears, more disabled trains and delays

Four days before what has been dubbed “the first mass transit Super Bowl,” NJ Transit trains into and out of New York Penn Station are subject to residual delays of up to a half-hour tonight because of a disabled train outside the station, plus earlier power problems and a smoke condition involving the third rail in the East River tunnel.

That followed a night in which an NJ Transit train carrying 27 passengers was stuck for nearly four hours in the Hudson River rail tunnel because of a downed overhead power wire. The stranded Northeast Corridor Line train that was heading to New York around 10:30 p.m. was rescued by a Long Island Rail Road train about 2:15 a.m. today after a rescue attempt by a diesel locomotive was unsuccessful, officials said.

Also, this morning, a Midtown Direct train carrying 800 passengers lost power for an unknown reason near Secaucus and was stranded for about 90 minutes, officials said. The train left Dover at 5:01 a.m. and was headed to New York City. A rescue train towed the disabled train to Hoboken and the passengers took a PATH train to the city, officials said.

The disabled train tonight was a Midtown Direct train on the Morris and Essex Line. ........................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2014/01/as_mass_transit_super_bowl_nears_more_disabled_trains_and_delays.html

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Agschmid Jan 2014 #1

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Fri Jan 31, 2014, 12:06 PM

1. Uh oh...

It will be interesting it a big test of the mass transit system, but it is also an amazing system and it should be able to handle it.

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