Amtrak, NJ Transit to run on modified schedule Monday after explosive devices found

Posted at 5:46 AM, Sep 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-19 05:59:41-04

ELIZABETH, N.J. – Amtrak, NJ Transit announced their trains will run on a modified schedule Monday following the discovery of five explosive devices at a train station in Elizabeth Sunday night.

The Northeast Corridor and North Coast Line trains will resume normal weekday service at 5:30 a.m. but customers should expect delays.

Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line rail tickets and passes are still being cross-honored by PATH, Ferry service, NJT and private carrier bus.

New Jersey Transit and Amtrak service out of Penn Station has also resumed.

Service was suspended Sunday evening due to police activity in Elizabeth.

Upon further investigation, five explosive devices were found inside a backpack. One of them was detonated while the bomb squad was trying to disarm it.

No one was injured in the blast.

This train station has been shut down as authorities continue to investigate.