High temps slow down some NJ Transit trains
This evening's rush home seems to be running smoother than yesterday's for NJ Transit.
News 12 New Jersey was in Linden to monitor tonight's commute. Some NJ Transit trains were experiencing delays of up to a half hour. NJ Transit also said it was going to cancel some trains for tonight, but a spokesperson said that the trains were repaired and put back in service.
According to NJ Transit, some of its newer trains automatically shut themselves off when they reach 130 degrees to prevent damage.
NJ Transit says it is keeping a close eye on trains and its infrastructure. It says it is making sure that the power lines don't sag and the tracks don't expand, two things that can slow the trains down in the heat.