At approximately 9 a.m. Monday morning, NJ TRANSIT's Northeast Corridor line train #3926 experienced a slow-speed derailment while pulling in to Track 9 at New York's Penn Station.
One of the trains at Penn Station in NY derailed Monday, causing headaches for transit riders.
Passengers were kept on board for nearly an hour as the train was systematically emptied.
Five people suffered minor injuries in the derailment, officials said. About 1,200 passengers were on the train at the time.
"We heard a loud bang and the train vehicle we were in jerked", he said in an emailed statement. I don't even know who threw out the first pitch.
Amtrak spokesman Mike Tolbert said a switch machine is the section of interlocking track containing an actual switch and the apparatus to move a rail.
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"All you see is a sea of humanity and nobody knows what's going on", Fleming said.
"If they would have lost, that would have been just the cherry on top", he said.
There will be increased bus service on affected rail lines, as well as additional path trains.
The railroad later announced the Northeast Corridor and New Jersey Coast Line will run on a holiday schedule Tuesday, among other service changes.
Amtrak and New Jersey Transit officials said crews were working to fix the damage from Monday's derailment. Customers can take the 6:12 a.m. train from Babylon, due into Penn Station at 7:14 a.m. More information will be added as it comes in.