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NJ Transit’s Northeast Corridor suspended by disabled train

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NORTH BRUNSWICK — Service on part of NJ Transit ‘s Northeast Corridor was suspended at the end of the morning commute Friday.

A tweet at 9:30 a.m. said service was suspended at Jersey Avenue in both directions due to a train that lost power because of an overhead fallen cantenary wire east of Princeton Junction taking two of four tracks out of service.

Westbound service resumed around 10:30 a.m with a 30 minute delat between New Brunswick and Trenton. Westbound trains  will low level platform at Jersey Ave, Princeton Junction and Hamilton.

Eastbound service remained suspened as of 10:50 a.m.

Amtrak spokesman Mike Tolbert said passengers on the disabled train were transferred to another train to continue their trip.


Amtrak, which maintains wires and track along the Northeast Corridor, earlier tweeted about a power issue between Metropark and Trenton but said the problem had been resolved.

Tolbert said a lightning strike on the Portal Bridge also caused switching problems during the Friday commute that were resolved.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at


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