UPDATE: Service on the Northeast Corridor has resumed with delays of 45 minutes, NJ Transit said around 8:15 a.m.
NJ Transit rail service on the Northeast Corridor line to and from New York Penn Station was suspended early Sunday due to Amtrak signaling issues.
The agency announced the suspension between New York and Trenton just after 5:30 a.m., an important travel day for the city’s New Year’s celebrations.
Midtown Direct rail service is diverted to Hoboken, where PATH service is available. NJ Transit train tickets are honored by PATH at Newark Penn Station, Hoboken and 33rd Street in Manhattan.
Signaling problems also affect Atlantic City Line trains. Service on this line is suspended between Cherry Hill and the 30th Street station in Philadelphia. Tickets are honored by PATCO at the Lindenwold station.
North Jersey Coast Line trains will operate between Bay Head and Avenel while the Raritan Valley service will operate between Raritan and Cranford.
Around midnight on Sunday, service was delayed by 60 minutes before being reduced to 30 minutes.
Amtrak trains are operating, but are facing delays of up to two hours, according to an 8:15 a.m. news release.
“We are currently experiencing server/signal issues in the Northeast Corridor,” Amtrak said in a statement. “Trains are delayed at departure and are running at reduced speeds. Long delays are expected.
Amtrak operates NJ Transit train tracks between New York and Trenton.
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