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New York rush hour commuters hit by train delays

NEW YORK (AP) — Double mishaps at Penn Station in New York City caused massive morning and evening rush hour delays and service disruptions.

Tuesday’s problems were caused by a disabled Amtrak train in the morning and power problems in one of the East River tunnels later in the afternoon. Major delays due to maintenance also hit the station a day earlier.

Adding insult to injury, Amtrak on Tuesday said it was putting together plans to improve the aging infrastructure at Penn Station, work that would result “in some delays and cancellations.”

Amtrak spokeswoman Christina Leeds says they’ll have more on the plan in the coming days.

The mishaps were among recent headaches at the train station, including two derailments, a train with 1,200 passengers that got stuck in a tunnel, and switch problems.

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