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NJ Transit Raritan Valley line service interrupted after train hits truck: police

Posted: 7:32 AM, Feb 11, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-11 08:08:25-05
Direct service resumes on NJ Transit’s Raritan Valley line

NEW JERSEY — Rail service along New Jersey Transit's Raritan Valley line was interrupted Tuesday morning after a truck was struck by a train, authorities said.

According to police, the eastbound No. 5710 train on the Raritan Valley line struck a truck at the Cedar Avenue crossing in Middlesex, New Jersey around 6:35 a.m.

Service along the line was initially suspended in both directions but has since resumed, according to NJ Transit.

While service gets back underway, NJ Transit warns customers should expect delays up to 60 minutes due to the earlier incident.

NJ Transit rail tickets and passes are being cross honored by NJ Transit bus lines.

No injuries were reported from the 340 customers or the crew on board the train, or the occupants of the truck hit, police said.

According to authorities, the train departed Highbridge at 5:51 a.m. and was originally scheduled to arrive at Newark Penn Station at 7:10 a.m.