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Earlier today during the morning rush hour, an Amtrak Acela train and a New Jersey Transit commuter train were involved in an accident at NY Penn Station. This accident caused damage to the NJT train as well as derailing part of the Amtrak train.
On the ground reporting
Oftentimes, some of the first news to come out of an incident like this are through various social media channels, mostly Twitter. Here’s some of that “on the ground” coverage:
— Jordan Geary (@THEJordanGeary) March 24, 2017
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) March 24, 2017
— FELIX VEGA NEWS (@felixveganews) March 24, 2017
The evening commute
It ain’t gonna be pretty, especially on New Jersey Transit:
Even Long Island Railroad can’t escape the pain–look for cancelations on them as well. If you can, avoid commuting through Penn Station. For those headed to New Jersey, it may make sense to take the PATH train or one of the ferries that crosses the Hudson River. For LIRR, you may want to head to Barclays Center/Atlantic Terminal.
Header image courtesy of LocoSteve, via Wikimedia Commons.