Thursday, August 27, 2015

Tanker crash, signal issues, trees delaying trains in N.J.


A tanker crash, signal issues and fallen trees are delaying train commuters this morning.

A tanker truck and car collided overnight near Amtrak's Northeast Corridor rail line in Newark, causing a fire and leading to problems for train signals and overhead wires.

New Jersey Transit said its Northeast Corridor and New Jersey Coast Lines were operating with delays of up to 45 minutes due to the signal problems.

Service on the Raritan Valley Line was temporarily suspended in both directions, but restored shortly before 9:30 a.m.

Additionally, southbound River Line N.J. Transit trains were running with 15-minute delays because of a fallen tree in Roebling, the agency said. 

And PATCO said signal problems affected its trains over the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, leading to delays for commuters, for about two hours this morning.

Earlier, Regional Rail service on SEPTA's Fox Chase line was also disrupted due to a downed tree.  

Contact Emily Babay at 215-854-2153 or Follow @emilybabay on Twitter.

Contact the Breaking News Desk at 215-854-2443 or Follow @phillynews on Twitter.

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