Disabled NJ Transit train brought into Penn Station by rescue train, officials say

A New Jersey Transit train became disabled in a tunnel near Penn Station on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, agency officials said. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt

New Jersey Transit riders were rescued from a disabled train that got stuck in a tunnel near Penn Station Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

The train, a 10:47 a.m. departure from the Raritan Valley Line, stalled at about 12:45 p.m., though each train car still had light and heat, a New Jersey Transit spokeswoman said. It was not immediately clear what caused the train to become disabled or how many passengers were on board.

A rescue train arrived at the scene at about 1:25 p.m. and pulled the stranded train into Penn Station.


No injuries were reported during the incident, according to New Jersey Transit.