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Switch Problems Halt Trains At NYC's Penn Station

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Hundreds of travelers walk through a subway station outside of New York City's Penn Station. Hundreds of travelers walk through a subway station outside of New York City's Penn Station.

The trains are running again at New York City's Pennsylvania Station after a switching problem halted all traffic through the critical rail hub for more than an hour.

Amtrak, The Long Island Railroad and New Jersey Transit all suspended service after a power problem crippled the switching system at around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Service was restored at around 6:45 p.m., but thousands of holiday commuters were expected to experience residual delays of 60 to 90 minutes.

The disruption happened as the transit system in New York City is still recovering from severe damage caused by Superstorm Sandy, but it wasn't immediately clear whether the switching problem was related.

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