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NYPD Called In After Train Delays
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26 Apr 2017 03:17 AM EST

New York City commuters dealing with up to 60 minute train delays Tuesday evening were temporarily restricted from accessing Penn Station because of crowding conditions.An Amtrak power problem in one of the East River tunnels Tuesday is causing evening delays and cancellations on the Long Island Rail Road and New Jersey Transit.Panic, chaos at Penn Station during rush hour The NYPD temporarily shut down access from 34th Street and Seventh Avenue, CBS New York reports. About a half hour later, the LIRR tweeted that access to the station had been restored.Delays up to 60 minutes on the New Jersey tranist system persisted since the Tuesday evening rush began at Penn Station due to the overhead wire problems. Long Island Rail Road customers were also advised to anticipate delays and cancellations due to a separate Amtrak power problem in one of the East River tunnels.

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