Train Delays Due To Fire On Tracks
Everyone knows the pain of a delay, whether it’s on the turnpike, an airplane or in this case the train. According to NJ.com, on Monday July 1st a train cart caught fire while performing maintenance work between Jersey Ave and Hamilton Station. The incident occurred at approximately 2:49 pm, at 5:22 pm all train access restrictions were lifted.
In addition to law enforcement, The National Guard had to help police and block transit users from entering the tracks. They also had to evacuate people from the arriving trains due to them being overcrowded, CBS New York reported.
Although this even happened yesterday, according to NJ.com delays still continue with trains running on special schedules. NorthJersey.com reported no injuries and tickets were cross-honored by Coach USA 100 from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Princeton as well as NJ Transit buses.
Through the panic of this situation both Amtrak and NJ Transit were updating the public via their Northeast Corridor Twitter Accounts.