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New Jersey Transit says Penn Station derailment is 'minor'

07 July 2017

There were no immediate reports of injuries, according to FDNY officials.

One vehicle on the train derailed as it was leaving Track 11 at around 8:50 p.m., according to officials.

At least one auto of a New Jersey Transit train derailed at Penn Station in Manhattan at about 8:55 p.m. Thursday.

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NJ Transit issued an alert saying that train service is suspended in and out of Penn Station due to "a minor NJ Transit derailment".

Tickets are being cross honored on the PATH as well as on NJ Transit buses and private carrier buses, according to the agency.

Penn Station is the nation's busiest train station. Two previous derailments, a power failure and signal problems at Penn Station have pushed Amtrak to begin replacing aging tracks and equipment and have caused numerous delays.

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Twitter user Kate Malloy called the scene "mayhem" alongside a photo showing firetrucks outside of the transit hub.

Officials at Penn Station encouraged travelers to seek alternative means of transportation.

More than 600,000 people go through Penn Station daily - more than LaGuardia, JFK and Newark airports combined.

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New Jersey Transit says Penn Station derailment is 'minor'