New Jersey

NJ Transit Train Gets Stuck, Stranding Commuters

"Detraining in middle of tracks. This is a first," one passenger tweeted

Commuters were stranded on a disabled NJ Transit train for about half an hour Tuesday morning.

NJ Transit says the train, running on the Northeast Corridor Line, became disabled between Linden and Elizabeth. Riders were in the process of being transferred to a relief train by about 10:15 a.m., the agency said. 

Twitter user @ChrisWitkowsky shared photos of passengers being moved. 

"Detraining in middle of tracks. This is a first," he tweeted.

Initial reports indicated up to 400 people may have been on the stalled train. 

It wasn't clear why the train got stuck. NJ Transit said eastbound service to New York City was experiencing roughly 20-minute delays as a result. Trains were running on or close to schedule by a little after 11 a.m. 

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