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May 16, 2015

Philly to New York Amtrak service resuming Monday

Amtrak's rail service between Philadelphia and New York will resume Monday, May 18, NBC Philadelphia reports.

Service between Philadelphia and Washington D.C. will continue to run on a modified schedule through Monday. Amtrak customers traveling between New York and Trenton will still have their tickets honored by New Jersey Transit. 

Amtrak had suspended service between Philly and New York following the train derailment in Port Richmond that took the lives of eight people and injured more than 200 others. 

SEPTA will also resume Trenton Regional Rail Line operations Monday. Delays of up to 60 minutes are expected and some stops will be skipped, including North Philadelphia Station, on trains inbound to Center City. On trains leaving the city, North Philadelphia, Bridesburg and Tacony stops will be skipped.

Service to these stations is expected to be restored later on Monday, according to SEPTA.

The closure was made so Amtrak could repair tracks impacted by the derailment as well as signal and power systems. During the suspension of service, commuters from Philadelphia to New York and vice versa were forced to utilize alternative modes of travel, such as buses, SEPTA and New Jersey Transit.

Joe Boardman, CEO and president of Amtrak, released a statement regarding the accident on Thursday. He called the incident a "terrible tragedy," mourned the deaths caused by it and applauded Philadelphia's first responders.

The cause of the derailment is currently under investigation by the FBI and the National Transportation Security Board.

For complete coverage of the Amtrak crash in Philadelphia and subsequent developments, click here