Chicago, New York City commuter woes: Derailment and delays

June 7, 2017

Chicago: South Shore train derails going into Randolph St. station

By Eric Horng, ABC 7 Chicago; June 6, 2017

Normal service resumed as of 8 p.m. Tuesday, and the South Shore Line said they expect to operate a regular morning rush schedule Wednesday with a reduced number of cars on each train. Officials said 18 cars remained trapped at Millennium Station due to the derailment, and riders should expect crowded conditions on most trains.

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‘One Of The Worst Services:’ New York Penn Station Customers Fed Up After Another Nightmare Commute

By Magdalena Doris, CBS 2 New York; June 7, 2017

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Penn Station commuters are hoping for an easier ride Wednesday after switch problems caused major delays and cancellations on the Long Island Rail Road and NJ TRANSIT during the Tuesday evening rush.

Just this week, Amtrak lifted a 10-mile per hour speed restriction to ease congestion and delays, but despite this, the evening commute was once again a mess and passengers are fed up.

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