Fatal ‘trespasser strike’ suspends part of NJ Transit’s Morris & Essex line
SUMMIT — A fatal trespasser strike on New Jersey Transit's Morris & Essex line got the second week of the "Summer of Delays" off to a rough start.
The 6610 train that left Dover at 5:55 a.m. struck Michael Kane, 46 of Summit on the tracks near Summit around 6:30 a.m. Monday, causing service to be suspended in both directions, according to NJ Transit spokesman Jim Smith.
Service was restored in both directions around 8 a.m. with 60 minute delays..
On board were 150 passengers and crew, who were not injured and remained on the train, Smith said. The train was due into Hoboken at 7:10 a.m.
The Gladstone branch is still operating through Summit and east. Riders can also use use the Montclair-Boonton line from Denville.
Smith did not disclose the circumstances of the strike.
Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com.
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