Overhead wire problems delay Amtrak, New Jersey Transit trains headed to New York City



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NEWARK, New Jersey — Amtrak is expecting residual delays after an overhead wire problem slowed its trains and left New Jersey Transit passengers stomping their feet on train platforms in biting cold.

Amtrak spokesman Craig Schulz says an overhead wire came down in the Sunnyside Yard in Queens, New York, early Thursday. Schulz says the problem has been isolated and Amtrak is working around it.

As a result, New Jersey Transit trains are running up to 30 minutes late on lines in and out of New York's Penn Station.

NJ Transit says it is cross-honoring bus and rail tickets system wide because of the extreme weather.

Schulz says the cause of the downed wire remains under investigation, but it could be weather-related.

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