Charles WatsonAug 23, 2017, 10:57 amAug 23, 2017, 6:00 pm

NJ Transit service back on track after early morning derailment in NYC

Commuters say latest incident is troubling considering the number recent derailments

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NEWARK — A NJ Transit train derailment at New York Penn Station early Wednesday morning blocked tracks 1 through 5, causing overcrowded trains and general chaos during the commute.

Meanwhile, reports of a smoke condition inside the terminal at Grand Central Terminal caused further problems, while a MTA train experienced mechanical issues that lead to service changes on eight subway lines.

The continuing issues on the rails have left many commuters saying they feel frustrated.

"Everything is always so screwed up all the time," James Velotti said. "There's always construction, there's always something going on. There are always delays, there's always some problem."

"This is only going to get worse," Orly Leif said. "At the end of the day, there's just so many people that are being absolutely maneuvered, manipulated, late to work before their day even starts."

By the evening commute, many of the issues had been resolved.

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