NJ Transit train service suspended between NYC, Newark Penn Station

Posted at 10:12 AM, Feb 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-23 10:34:31-05

NEW JERSEY — Service is back on several New Jersey Transit lines that were not running between New York City and Newark Penn Station Thursday morning because of fire department activity near Portal Bridge, authorities said.

The suspension lasted about 30 minutes. Rail service resumed with delays just before 10:30 a.m.

The following lines were affected, according to New Jersey Transit:

  • Northeast Corridor
  • North Jersey Coast
  • Raritan Valley
  • Morris & Essex
  • Montclair-Boonton
  • All midtown direct trains were diverted in and out of Hoboken

Cross honoring will continue to occur on NJ Transit buses, private carriers and PATH trains.

Transit officials did not specify why fire crews had been called to Portal Bridge, an old railroad bridge over the Hackensack River in Kearny. It’s a swing bridge that has been in operation since 1910 and is the subject of a nearly $70 million replacement project.

PIX11 News’ Christie Duffy contributed to this report.