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Amtrak service between Philadelphia and New York City resuming after downed wires forced long delays

Wires on tracks causing extensive delays out of Newark-Penn Station
Wires on tracks causing extensive delays out of Newark-Penn Station 01:41

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Northbound Amtrak service between Philadelphia and New York City is starting to move again after an hours-long suspension Wednesday evening due to downed wires in Kearny, New Jersey, an Amtrak spokesperson said. 

Southbound trains started moving again earlier in the night.

"We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience as we work through this unexpected situation," Amtrak wrote in a statement. "Customers with reservations on affected trains will typically be accommodated on trains with similar departure times or another day."

The downed wires also affected New Jersey Transit trains going in and out of New York. Customers should expect delays to continue Thursday, New Jersey Transit said on X.

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