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“Excessive, Uncomfortable Hot” NJ Transit Train With 1,500 Onboard Losing Stream For Over An Hour

A NJ Transit train lost power during Monday's rush hour, which led to 1,500 riders stringing, hot and worsening for…

A NJ Transit train lost power during Monday’s rush hour, which led to 1,500 riders stringing, hot and worsening for over an hour.

A 6:10 p.m. The train bound to Montclair from Penn Station, NY, on the NJ Transit Montclair-Boonton line lost power and was deactivated at 18:25, just east of Newark Broad Street station, NJ Transit spokesman Nathan Rudy said.

A rescue engine was sent to disabled trains and pulled it to the nearby station “little before 8 pm”, Rudy said.

The 1 500 riders went on board another train that took them to their destination. None of the passengers were treated for any damage, said Rudy.

“Herds always worked with the safety of passengers and allowed them all safely on the other train to get home,” he said.

Trains on the line and others including the Morris & Essex line were delayed for as much as an hour after the event.

Passengers quickly took to social media to vent their frustrations about power loss.

Chris Sheldon can be reached at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @chrisrsheldon Find NJ.com on Facebook.



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