NJ Transit train breaks down in Elizabeth
A double-decker NJ Transit train broke down in Elizabeth on Tuesday, during a day of record breaking heat.
As many as 2,000 people were stranded after the 10 car train bound for Trenton broke down. The train was standing room only as it made it's way to Elizabeth from New York City.
As a precaution, first responders set up a cooling station, dispensing cold water and providing a shady place to rest. At least one woman required treatment at the scene after waiting for a rescue train.
According to NJ Transit, hot temperatures caused the railways to expand. This in addition to sagging power lines caused slowdowns across the entire rail system.