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A passenger sits aboard an Amtrak train heading to New Orleans in Atlanta, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. Almost 49 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more for the Thanksgiving holiday, the most since 2007, according to AAA. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

An Amtrak transit train derailed near Penn Station, causing a service shutdown


Passengers on an NJ Transit train said their train bumped into an Amtrak train in Penn Station at the height of Friday's morning commute, damaging the side of the NJ Transit train and possibly knocking the Amtrak one slightly off the tracks, NBC New York reports.

New Jersey Transit said it was suspending service in and out of the Manhattan transit hub because an Amtrak train had derailed in the station. Amtrak had no immediate comment.

--This story is developing. 

NJ Transit tweeted about the service interruption on its official account.

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