Electrical problems cause multiple rail delays, suspensions

NEWARK, N.J. -- A series of electrical problems has caused delays and service suspensions for trains on the northeast corridor through New York.

Amtrak says an overhead power problem between Trenton and Philadelphia on Wednesday morning caused train stoppages between Philadelphia and New York. Three trains were stuck in the Hudson River tunnel between New Jersey New York during that time.

A second power outage north of New York around noon caused another short suspension of service. Travelers also were affected by a problem with a transformer near New Brunswick.

Amtrak was reporting residual delays as long as two hours at 2 p.m.

New Jersey Transit reports delays up to an hour on its Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast lines.
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