Northeast Corridor service restored with long delays after person hit by train
Service on a portion of the Northeast Corridor was shut down as the afternoon commute was starting.
According to NJ Transit, service was suspended between New Brunswick and Trenton due to an "Amtrak trespasser strike" near Princeton Junction just before 3 p.m.
Amtrak later said the person was killed but did not disclose their identity.
Limited service was restored between New Brunswick and Trenton just before 4 p.m. with 2 hour delays.
Amtrak spokesman Jason Abrams said no Amtrak passengers or employees were injured.
Photo journalist Brian McCarthy said the train was stopped on the inbound tracks just beyond the Princeton Junction station.
The limited service caused crowded trains and large crowds at New York Penn Station.
Rider Ellen Hess got to Newark Penn Station from the Raritan Valley Line around 4:30 p.m. and called it a "commuter nightmare." She did not see any NJ Transit "Ambassadors" on the platform to answer questions.
"The departures board showed ALL trains to New York as delayed. Several of the PATH ticket machines were not working. Nothing on NJ Transits website at that time, and absolutely no information or assistance," she said in an email.
NJ Transit said they were cross-honoring with NJ Transit and private carrier buses. PATH is cross honoring tickets and passes at Newark and New York.
NJ Transit has not yet returned messages.
Is your afternoon commute affected by the suspension of service? Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com