NEWARK — A man crossing a set of NJ Transit tracks was struck by a train and pinned against a retaining wall during the Friday morning commute.

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The #6202 train that left Montclair State University at 5:10 a.m. with 130 passengers and crew, struck the man around 5:30 a.m near Newark's Broad Street station, according to spokesman Jim Smith.

The passengers were not moved to another train.

The incident led to a suspension of service on the Morris & Essex Line between East Orange and Hoboken and New York Penn Station. The Montclair-Boonton Line is also suspended from Watsessing Avenue to Hoboken and New York Penn Station.

Service was restored just before 8 a.m.

NJ Transit continued  cross honoring tickets with NJ Transit buses, DeCamp and Lakeland Bus.

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