Wednesday, December 23, 2009

NEWARK, N.J. — Amtrak passengers traveling Wednesday on the Northeast Corridor are experiencing delays as a result of a low-voltage problem in New Jersey, officials say.

The problem has halted trains coming in and out of New York City.

Amtrak spokesman Clifford Cole said the voltage problem near North Bergen, N.J., forced the railroad to halt trains into and out of New York’s Penn Station at about 8:45 a.m.

He said he doesn’t know what caused the problem.

New Jersey Transit spokesman Dan Stessel said trains on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line and Midtown Direct are affected.

Some trains are stranded just outside Penn Station. Others are stuck between Newark and New York City.

Mr. Stessel said the trains have enough electricity to power the lights and heat but not the engines.

Trains and buses run by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey are honoring New Jersey Transit rail passes.

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