Derailment suspends NJ Transit North Jersey Coast Line service
Service on a section of the North Jersey Coast Line is suspended in both directions at the start of the Tuesday morning commute because of a train that derailed near NJ Transit's Woodbridge station.
NJ Transit train #3292 that left Long Branch at 11:32 p.m. on Monday night headed for New York derailed in Perth Amboy just after midnight, according to spokesman Paul Milo.
All eight cars remained upright after the derailment and none of the seven passengers and crew on board were injured. A photo posted by RLS Metro Breaking News showed at least one tilted passenger car.
Woodbridge mayor John MacCormac told New Jersey 101.5 there were no initial reports of property damage.
Milo said that as of 5:30 a.m. North Jersey Coast Line rail service was suspended in both directions between Penn Station New York and South Amboy. Shuttle bus service was being provided between South Amboy and Metropark for train service to and from Penn Station New York. Tickets are being cross-honored with NJ Transit bus and private carriers.
Train service will operate on a regular weekday schedule between South Amboy and Bay Head.
A cause of the derailment is under investigation by NJ Transit.