Amtrak service temporarily suspended from NYC to Boston, NYC to New Haven

Passengers step off of an Amtrak train.
Photo credit (Photo by Fred Blocher/Kansas City Star/MCT/Sipa USA)
By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (AP) -- Amtrak service has been temporarily suspended from New York to Boston and New York to New Haven after reported power outages.

Amtrak tweeted that "ongoing power issues" east of the city were responsible for the suspension.

An emergency notification sent by New York City announced the passenger rail service was being suspended between New York and Boston in both directions due to "an overload problem" shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday.

The announcement came after numerous passengers took to social media to question long waits at New York's Penn Station for New Jersey Transit trains and Amtrak service. Amtrak says that an earlier incident at a substation led to power outages that caused adjustments to be made to several train lines.