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Penn Station became an apocalyptic nightmare on Tuesday evening

By David Goldberg

Jon Snow may have been in a tight spot on Sunday, but he's never experienced the horror of train delays at Penn Station. On Tuesday afternoon, rush hour crowds attempting to take LIRR and NJ Transit were met with delays due to switch and signal problems. 38 trains were delayed, 21 were cancelled and westbound service into the station was stalled. Some of the delays were relatively briefer than others—around 30 minutes—but due to blistering heat and deluges of flustered crowds, many found it unbearable. As the delays continued, MTA police were sent to restrict access to the station at the 34th Street/Seventh Ave entrance. 

Many passengers took to twitter to express their outrage:

LIRR service was fully restored on Tuesday Night, and the NJ transit resumed its normal schedule on Wednesday morning. To check for updates, visit the MTA LIRR and NJ Transit sites. 


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