There are still mass cancellations out of Penn Station after a NJ Transit train derailed there on Monday

Danielle Muoio
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Penn Station was still suffering Tuesday afternoon from the aftermath of a train derailment that occurred Monday morning during rush hour.

The Long Island Rail Road has cancelled or diverted 26 rush hour trains from Penn Station as Amtrak continues to repair track damages from Monday's derailment. NJ Transit service out of Penn Station is continuing to operate on a holiday schedule.

The track is owned by Amtrak and is part of its Northeast Corridor. Amtrak wrote in a Tuesday service alert that commuters could face up to 50 minutes of delays during rush hour.

Amtrak said that service will likely be affected through Thursday, April 6. Amtrak's Northeast Regional service will travel between Washington D.C. and New York less frequently, but long-distance trains along the Northeast Corridor will run normally.

Amtrak's Empire Service and Keystone Service will also run less frequently.

The track damages were caused by a New Jersey Transit train that derailed at Penn Station on Monday. At least five people were injured, CBS New York reported.

Monday's incident was the second derailment to occur at Penn Station in two weeks. On March 24, an Amtrak Acela train derailed, causing minor injuries.

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