NJ TRANSIT Train Derails Entering Penn Station

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An NJ TRANSIT train derailed at Penn Station late Thursday, spurring a major FDNY response and halting service to the terminal.

NJ TRANSIT Train No. 3276 on the North Jersey Coast Line had left Long Branch at 7:20 p.m., and had been expected to arrive at Penn Station at 8:53 p.m. The train derailed in the Hudson River tunnel into Penn Station at 9:10 p.m., NJ TRANSIT said.

A total of 180 customers and crew members were onboard the nine-car train, NJ TRANSIT said.

There were no injuries. After being stuck for about an hour and a half, everyone onboard was transferred to a rescue train that got them back to Penn Station late Thursday night.

Photos and video from the scene showed numerous fire vehicles rushing up. Twitter user Kate Malloy called the scene “mayhem.”


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