Fallen wires stop NJ Transit train at Newark Penn Station; strand passengers inside

An NJ Transit train headed out of Newark Penn Station was halted just after 6 p.m. when overhead wires came down on top of it.

An NJ Transit train headed south out of Newark Penn Station was halted just after 6 p.m. when overhead wires came down on top of it.

An NJ Transit train headed south out of Newark Penn Station was halted just after 6 p.m. when overhead wires came down on top of it. (1/7/14)

NEWARK - An NJ Transit train headed south out of Newark Penn Station was halted just after 6 p.m. when overhead wires came down on top of it.

The express train was positioned on track four just at the edge of the station and was deemed unsafe to move.

Passengers say announcements were made throughout the train, which had about 1,000 passengers on board.

Officials say the train was fully heated as crews worked to remove the wires. The train was brought back to the station when the wire was removed two hours later, and passengers were rerouted to other routes.

There are no reports of injuries.


 

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