Passenger records NJ Transit train going through 8 stops with door open

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METUCHEN -

A New Jersey Transit train traveled through at least eight stops with a door open and has now been pulled out of service. 

A passenger captured video of it.

Rider Jeffrey Spitery shared cellphone video with News 12 New Jersey showing people moving around the train Tuesday night while the wind from the open door whips their hair.

“We were going pretty fast and there were people literally a few feet away from the open door,” Spitery says. “You can see it in the video, so yeah I was pretty scared.”

Spitery says the train stopped at Newark Penn Station while a conductor searched for an open door. The train then continued. Spitery says as the train approached his stop in Metuchen he found a door "wide open."

New Jersey Transit says a train should not move while a door is open. 

The agency says in a statement, “The rail car was immediately taken out of service, and we are conducting a full investigation into this incident. We strongly encourage customers to immediately report this type of incident to a crew member on board the train.”

There's no indication anyone was injured while the train door was open.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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