The Long Island Rail Road was reporting delayed trains into Pennsylvania Station on Tuesday morning because of a power problem in one of the East River tunnels, it said on Twitter.
A passenger on the stalled Babylon train, Alison Frankel, a columnist for Reuters, said on Twitter that a rescue train had arrived at about 8 a.m. She said her train had been being stuck for about 30 minutes.
She wrote that passengers were “remarkably calm and patient,” adding: “Rescue engine had just arrived. Lots of activity.”
Aaron Donovan, a spokesman for the railroad, said a problem with the third rail, which delivers power to the train, meant an average of 15-minute delays into Pennsylvania Station, as well as some trains being canceled at Jamaica, or diverted to Hunterspoint Avenue or Atlantic Terminal. But the system soon announced via Twitter that the delays would be 30 minutes or more.
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