New Jersey Transit Resumes Service After Storm DelaysTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Newark, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Transit resumed service on its Atlantic City Line on Tuesday, a day after it was suspended because a bridge was stuck in the open position.
The agency said around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday that service would resume between Philadelphia's 30th Street Station and Cherry Hill.
On Monday, the Delair Bridge became stuck in an open position, halting rail service in both directions.
NJ Transit trains resumed normal service Tuesday morning after crews cleared downed electrical wires in Linden.
Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line trains were suspended Monday afternoon after whipping winds from a powerful nor'easter downed the wires. Several trains were taken out of service, and Amtrak was forced to suspend service for Northeast Regional and Acela Express trains in New Jersey.
"Amtrak personnel worked to clear the wires as quickly as possible however power was lost to the signal system forcing trains to proceed at dramatically reduced speed through the area," NJ Transit said in a statement. "This resulted in numerous trains being delayed at both Newark Penn Station and New York Penn Station with significant crowding at stations along that route."
Frustrated travelers took to Twitter on Monday night to complain about the long delays and crowded conditions.
NJ Transit said Amtrak crews worked to restore the signal system in the Linden area.