NJ Transit, Amtrak Thanksgiving riders delayed by Edison incident
EDISON - Riders heading home on the Northeast Corridor after the Thanksgiving holiday were delayed by a trespasser incident on Sunday night.
Amtrak spokesman Mike Tolbert said a person was hit on the tracks at the Edison station around 7:20 p.m. Sunday night by an Acela train headed to Boston from Washington D.C. with 249 passengers and crew on board. Train #2262 was scheduled to make a stop at nearby MetroPark.
The Edison station was closed and service on both NJ Transit and Amtrak service was temporarily halted for an investigation, according to Tolbert, adding that no one on board was injured.
The train was held at the Edison station until 9:50 p.m. and continued onto New York, according to Tolbert, who did not know if passengers had to board a new train for the trip to Boston.
Tolbert did not disclose the identity of the person struck nor how they wound up on the tracks.
Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com.
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