NJ: Amtrak Probing Cause of 3rd Disruption in 3 Days

NEWARK, N.J. --

Rail service has been restored along the Northeast Corridor, yet heavy delays persist after Amtrak and New Jersey Transit service was temporarily suspended at the start of rush hour Thursday.

Amtrak says trains are running along the Northeast corridor between New York and Philadelphia. It's investigating why voltage problems Thursday afternoon resulted in trains being held at stations for about 90 minutes. Power problems also caused service suspensions Thursday morning.

NJ Transit's Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coastline and Midtown Direct lines are also running again after being suspended due Amtrak's ongoing power problems. Passengers are facing delays of up to 90 minutes on those lines.

The problem apparently wasn't related to a transformer fire that halted service on the Northeast Corridor for several hours on Tuesday.

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