Power line falls on NJ train, strands 1,000 riders

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 7, 2014 at 8:14 pm •  Published: January 7, 2014

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Officials say a live electrical wire fell on top of a New Jersey Transit train in Newark and 1,000 passengers were stuck inside for nearly two hours.

NJ Transit says the overhead power line landed on the top of the train as it left Newark's Penn Station around 6 p.m. Tuesday. Passengers were kept on the train as crews de-energized the wire. The train was then pulled back to the station around 8 p.m. and passengers were transferred to another train to continue their commute.

The transit agency says that the train was heated during the delay. It originally left New York's Penn Station at 5:45 p.m.

The stranded train led to delays of up to 45 minutes along the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line and Raritan Valley Line.

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