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The Amtrak train was heading toward New Jersey and the NJ Transit train was pulling into the station, officials said.
As of 11 a.m., all NJ Transit service in and out of Penn Station remained suspended.
NEW YORK — An Acela train with 248 passengers on board derailed at New York Penn Station on Friday morning and sideswiped an NJ Transit train, forcing the suspension of all rail service into the station, officials said.
pic.twitter.com/gTciGXW3Ei — Scott Parsons (@ScottyParsonsNJ) March 24, 2017Penn Station where @NJTRANSIT train collided with an @Amtrak train.
NJ Transit service on the Northeast Corridor is running in and out of Newark.
Amtrak train from Boston derailed at Penn Station
Amtrak Train 2151 left Boston at 5:05 a.m. As it was departing Penn Station at around 9 a.m., it made contact with an incoming NJ Transit train, Amtrak spokesman Mike Tolbert said in an e-mail.
An Acela Express Amtrak train on its way from Boston to Washington, D.C., had a minor derailment at New York’s Penn Station, railroad officials said.
Service into and out of New York Penn Station will be delayed, officials said.
Advertisement“The rear of the Acela train was still on the platform, and all 248 passengers have exited the train onto the platform and into the station safely,” Tolbert said.
One NJ Transit passenger, Jordan Geary, tweeted a photo of the train damage.
according to – An Amtrak Acela train came off the tracks at New York City’s Penn Station during morning rush hour March 23 causing services to be suspended.
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