July 14, 2021 | Number of The Day
Minutes of delay racked up by trains traversing Hudson River tunnel in 2020

If you took a train through the Hudson River tunnel in the past year, you may be all too familiar with this statistic: Passengers experienced 12,653 minutes of delay in 2020, according to data recently released by the Gateway Development Commission.

Delays occurred on 54 different days and were attributed to a variety of causes involving electrical power and signal and track systems in the 110-year-old tunnel.

There’s worse news: 2020’s delays were racked up when service was throttled back due to the pandemic. Passengers returning to the system in the first three months of 2021 have already experienced 10 days with 100 or more minutes of delay. Total delay for the first quarter: 3,416 minutes.

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