Normal service returns to NJ Transit lines
The North Jersey Coast, North East Corridor and Raritan Valley New Jersey Transit lines are operating under normal conditions following early morning delays Wednesday.
At one point, there were delays of up to one hour on the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast lines. NJ Transit spokesperson Courtney Carroll says the train became disabled when it experienced problems with its pantograph, which is the arm that draws power from the overhead lines.
The breakdown resulted in the blockage of two major tracks heading into Newark Penn Station. Tens of thousands of riders were reportedly affected and up to 100 trains were delayed.
The train was eventually towed away by a diesel engine. Carroll says NJ Transit is conducting an inspection.