Commuters pack early NYC trains for 'Summer of Hell'

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The Monday evening commute may be a rougher ride than the morning trip ended up being on the first day of 44 days of Amtrak track work at Penn Station New York.

Despite a little crowding on some trains, most NJ TRANSIT riders arriving at Penn Station had no complaints about the morning commute.

The repairs were initially scheduled for nights and weekends over a few years, but recent derailments and other problems that spotlighted the station's aging infrastructure convinced Amtrak to accelerate the work schedule.

As per the Fire Department of NY which is better known as FDNY, who made a statement on the incident occurred in the Manhattan area on a late evening, where a auto from a New Jersey train was derailed which was carrying about 100 people on board.

Passengers on the train, No. 3276 on the North Jersey Coast Line, said they felt it rock and then come to a halt in the Hudson River Tunnel leading into Penn Station.

At Hoboken, the volume of commuters taking the PATH trains for the last leg wasn't much different from a normal Monday, said David Peter Alan of South Orange, chairman of the Lackawanna Coalition, a commuter group.

"A New Jersey Transit train passenger, Mr. Ahmed said that one auto derailed of the train, luckily no passengers were in it and no one got injured today, but the conductors said this will happen again", he said.

Since the early birds get to skip Hoboken, NJ TRANSIT platforms in Chatham and Summit were unusually packed around 6 a.m. with commuters who woke up early to catch the last direct train to Penn Station Monday. The 35-year-old says everybody's just bumping into each other, pushing each other to get to their destination. The vast majority are commuters riding New Jersey Transit and the Long Island Railroad. "We'll see how it goes". "Our customers seem to have done their homework".

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"It was crowded", she said.

At the Maplewood train station in New Jersey, the state's former Governor Richard Codey, 70, a senator, offered donuts and coffee to commuters to ease anxieties.

Rail commuters into New York City are facing new routines as Amtrak begins extensive repairs to tracks and signals in Penn Station.

Getting into the city had already been problematic for those who live in the suburbs and in some cases made worse by service interruptions in the city's creaky subway system.

Commuters are advised to sign up for MTA alerts, buy tickets ahead of time and travel closer to the start or end of rush hour to avoid crowds.

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"The test - the second piece of this is tonight", said Charles Ingoglia, an NJ Transit spokesman said.

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