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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:

Other coverage

WNYC: This Morning’s Amtrak Derailment Will Cause Evening Delays

NY Post: Amtrak train derails, clips another train at Penn Station

New York 4: How to Get Out of (and Into) New York Tonight After Amtrak Derailment

The evening commute

It ain’t gonna be pretty, especially on New Jersey Transit:

NJ Transit's website around 3pm on 3/25/2017.

NJ Transit’s website around 3:00pm on 3/25/2017.

And Amtrak:

Amtrak service advisory from 3:00pm on 3/24/2017.

Amtrak service advisory from 3:00pm on 3/24/2017.


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.

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