Amtrak derailment impacts commuters in Westchester

A train derailment at Penn Station created problems for thousands of commuters Friday.

A train derailment at Penn Station created problems for thousands of commuters Friday. (3/24/17)

YONKERS - A train derailment at Penn Station created problems for thousands of commuters Friday.

Officials say just after 9 a.m. an Amtrak Acela Express train was slowly leaving Penn Station when it struck a NJ Transit train.

Nearly 250 passengers exited the train onto the platform and were escorted safely into the station. Two people suffered minor injuries.

The minor derailment, however, created delays and headaches for commuters.

NJ Transit service was suspended in and out of Penn Station for a short time. Amtrak also had some delays at one point with service from Albany into New York stopping in Yonkers to transfer commuters onto Metro-North shuttles into Grand Central.

 The investigation into the accident is ongoing.

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