Rail travelers back on track after wire problems

September 10, 2018

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rail commuters heading into and out of New York City are back on track after Amtrak finished repairs to overhead wire failures in the Hudson River tunnel.

New Jersey Transit says it’s operating on a regular weekday schedule Monday.

Two NJ Transit trains were disabled Friday, stranding more than 1,000 travelers for more than an hour. The crew of an inbound train reported a piece of equipment that connects the train to the overhead wires pierced the roof of one of the train cars. No injuries were reported.

Contingency plans were in place in case the repairs were not completed.

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