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SERVICE ADVISORY FOR NORTHEAST CORRIDOR, NORTH JERSEY COAST AND RARITAN VALLEY LINE CUSTOMERS

Customers advised to expect delays during this evening’s peak period related to overnight tanker truck fire in Newark

March 13, 2014
NJT-14-021

NEWARK, NJNJ TRANSIT is advising customers traveling on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast and Raritan Valley lines to expect possible service delays and adjustments during this evening’s peak period.  This is due to AMTRAK crews working to make repairs to its signal and overhead wire systems in Newark following an overnight tanker truck accident. 

 

NJ TRANSIT specifically recognizes the inconvenience and challenges that these delays pose to customers and appreciates their patience and understanding.

 

Customers are advised of the following:

 

At approximately 1:45 a.m. today, a tanker truck exploded and caught fire near the intersection of McCarter Highway and Murray Street in Newark, in close proximity to Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor rail line, causing damage to overhead wires and signals within the affected area. 

 

AMTRAK crews are working to make the necessary repairs; however, trains will be subject to delays until the work is complete.  For the latest service information, customers are strongly advised to check njtransit.com before starting their trip.

 

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