Andrew Siff and Ida Siegal
A switch machine was so badly damaged in Monday's derailment in Penn Station that eight of the 21 train tracks at the station will be out of commission for a couple more days at least — unwelcome news for commuters who have crammed crowded trains and platforms during ongoing rail delays and cancellations.
The New Jersey Transit train derailment has left eight of 21 tracks inoperable at the station, according to Amtrak COO Scot Naparstek. Naparstek wouldn't estimate Tuesday when service might return to normal, but transit sources told News 4 New York the agency is aiming to have service back by Friday morning.
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Source: NBC News 4 NY (via The Empire Report)