updated 7/23/2008 8:39:00 PM ET 2008-07-24T00:39:00

Thousands of evening commuters and rail travelers in the Northeast headed to their destinations after train service shut down for more than an hour by a power problem.

Train service was restored at about 5:45 p.m. Eastern time, N.J. Transit and Amtrak officials said.

Train service from Boston to Philadelphia, including New York City, suffered a power outage after severe thunderstorms passed through the region. The outage also extended west to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Amtrack officials said.

The cause of the outage remained under investigation, Amtrak said.

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