Amtrak Train Cars Separate En Route to New York City

By Paul Riegler on 22 November 2018
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Two cars separated from Amtrak’s Adirondack train – en route from Montreal to New York City – near Albany late Wednesday, leaving dozens of passengers literally out in the cold while they waited for help.

“Due to the mechanical issue on Train 68 in Albany (ALB),” Amtrak said on Twitter. “A recovery engine has been dispatched to transfer passengers from the disabled train. We will update as more information is provided.”

The incident happened shortly before 7:30 p.m. local time and no injuries were reported. Passengers were eventually transferred to another train to continue their journey.

“Turned around and looked back and saw the rest of the train is missing,” one passenger said on Twitter.

This wasn’t the only train incident in the region. Northeast Corridor service was briefly suspended after plastic-wrap became tangled in Amtrak-owned overhead wires near the NJ Transit North Elizabeth station.

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