Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Toto, we are not in NYC! *

Following article is from a New Jersey newspaper - The Star-Ledger.

Riders on Amtrak train from Philly to NYC get an unexpected detour 

By Mike Frassinelli/The Star-Ledger 
on November 20, 2013 at 2:36 PM, updated November 20, 2013 at 8:43 PM

Riders on an Amtrak train from Philadelphia to New York took the scenic route.

According to a story on CBS Philly, the train left Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station last Thursday and, instead of a direct path to New York Penn Station via New Jersey and the Northeast Corridor, somehow ended up on the SEPTA Regional Rail System in the Philadelphia suburbs.

The train carrying 130 passengers traveled several miles before the mistake was realized, then stopped at the Bala Cynwyd station about 8 miles northwest of the 30th Street Station, according to CBS Philly.

The passengers were shepherded into a different train and eventually ended up at their correct destination in midtown Manhattan.

In a statement, Amtrak said: “An investigation was launched and the crew has been held out of work until they can be fully debriefed and additional training can be conducted.”