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NJ TRANSIT SERVICE ALERT: BERGEN COUNTY LINE RAIL SERVICE SUSPENDED

June 21, 2013
NJT-13-054

NEWARK, NJ — At approximately 12 p.m., Bergen County Line Train 1255 operating from Hoboken to Ridgewood struck a tractor trailer at the Hobart Place crossing in Garfield.  As a result, the locomotive only of the six-car train derailed, and the tractor trailer overturned.  Bergen County Line rail service is currently suspended at this time, and alternate service is being provided.

 

NJ TRANSIT is advising customers of the following:

 

  • For travel from Hoboken Terminal and Secaucus Junction to Bergen County Line stations (except Rutherford), customers should take a Main Line train (toward Suffern) to Ridgewood, and board a shuttle train to Bergen County Line stations.
  • For travel from Hoboken Terminal and Secaucus Junction to Rutherford Station, customers should board an outbound Main Line train (toward Suffern) to Kingsland Station, and then take a shuttle bus to Rutherford. 
  • For travel to Hoboken Terminal and Secaucus Junction from Bergen County Line stations (except Rutherford), customers should board an outbound train (toward Suffern) to Ridgewood Station, and then take a Main Line train to Hoboken/Secaucus.
  • For outbound travel toward Suffern or inbound travel to Hoboken/Secaucus from Rutherford Station, customers should board the shuttle bus to Kingsland Station, and then take a Main Line train to their final destination.

 

Bergen County Line rail tickets/passes will be honored on Bus Route Nos. 144, 145, 160, 161 and 164 out of Port Authority Bus Terminal, on Nos. 171 and 175 out of George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal, and on private carrier buses serving Bergen County.  In addition, Bergen County Line rail tickets/passes will be honored on Pascack Valley Line trains.

 

There were 38 customers onboard the train at the time of the incident, with one non-life threatening injury reported among them.  One non-life threatening injury was also reported among the four-person train crew.

 

Preliminary information indicates that the gates were down and functioning as intended prior to the train’s arrival at the crossing.

 

NJ TRANSIT Police are investigating the incident.

 

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