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:
My @NJTRANSIT train just collided with another oncoming train. Blew my window out and into me. Thankfully everyone is okay. pic.twitter.com/TsjS73j1Dn
— Jordan Geary (@THEJordanGeary) March 24, 2017
#BREAKING: 3 hurt after Amtrak train derails at Penn Station in NYC, halting most rail service in/out of Manhattan https://t.co/AEryDQO6Ih pic.twitter.com/xCjIYuafUQ
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) March 24, 2017
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
if you are in NY/NJ, guide to getting home tonight after #PennStation incident between @NJTRANSIT @Amtrak trains https://t.co/oPXiPbqZq1
— 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.
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