An Amtrak train swiped an NJ Transit train and jumped the tracks at New York's Penn Station Friday, halting service into and out of the key station and disrupting travel along the busy Northeast Corridor.
Amtrak called the 9 a.m. incident a "minor derailment" and said riders should expect delays.
Several minor injuries to an unspecified number of passengers and crew members were reported, according to NJ Transit. None of the injuries were considered serious, officials said.
NJ Transit, which was detouring some of its trains to Hoboken, said it was preparing an afternoon rush hour plan that would only provide some service out of Penn Station. Northbound service will terminate in Newark or Secaucus.
Amtrak said its trains between New York and Newark would be running with delays. Keystone Service will begin and end in Newark, where riders can transfer to other trains into New York.
Amtrak said the southbound Acela Express Train 2151 was moving at a slow speed when the incident happened as the train was leaving Penn Station.
Commuter Jordan Geary said his inbound NJTransit train came in contact with the other train.