Portal Bridge issue suspends NJ Transit service
NEWARK — Service on NJ Transit's Northeast Corridor between Newark Penn Station and New York Penn Station was suspended as Friday morning's commute got underway because of an issue with the Portal Bridge.
In a message on Twitter, NJ Transit said the century-old bridge is stuck in the "up" position. The agency said cross-honoring is in effect between NJ Transit rail, bus, private carriers, and PATH at 33rd Street, Hoboken, and Newark.
Midtown Direct trains are being diverted to Hoboken.
The bridge became stuck at approximately 4:22 a.m., according to Amtrak spokesman Jason Abrams, who said all westbound Amtrak and NJ Transit trains at New York Penn Station were held at the station.
"Engineering personnel are currently in the process closing the bridge manually," Abrams wrote in an email.
The Portal Bridge carries around 450 NJ Transit and Amtrak trains daily.
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