A Northeast Corridor Line train "experienced a slow-speed derailment" on Track 9 at Penn Station around 9 a.m. Monday, NJ Transit announced at the time. At least one person was seen being taken out of Penn Station on a stretcher.
Penn Station travelers whose trains were canceled because of the derailment were scrambling to get home Tuesday.
This is the second train derailment at Penn Station in less than two weeks.
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New York Fire Department officials reported four people were injured, though the severity of the injuries was unknown. Midtown Direct trains were diverted to Hoboken, N.J. Amtrak said Acela Express and Northeast Regional service between Newark and NY would be subject to delays and that Keystone Service might be modified.
New Jersey Transit Executive Director Steve Santoro said Tuesday that eight tracks in the station are either unusable or partially usable.
NJ Transit will operate on a holiday schedule on the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line. Customers will mostly be able to board trains leaving within 10 minutes of their normal departure, with the alternate trains making additional stops to accommodate the cancellations. Service was affected on the LIRR, NJ Transit and Amtrak. And then they announce the wrong tracks are open - they're sending us running around everywhere - and I had to get an Uber. Passengers were reportedly exiting the derailed train at Penn Station safely.