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Service suspended between Trenton & Hamilton.


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Heh, for service to Trenton take the buses.

 

What I don't understand is that they say west of Trenton. Now, a lovely idea would be just send any NJT trains to Trenton onto Track 1 or 0, unless the train broke down right on a switch or something. The train coming in would have to turn right back around to NY if a train is due out soon.

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There is also a :septa: R7 Trenton service suspension which may or may not be related to this incident. The website claims "down overhead wires and fire department activity".

 

The suspension continues, (NJT) service has resumed.

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The cause of all that was one of the locomotives on an ACES Train caught fire.

 

Service on Northeast Corridor restored after NJ Transit train fire

 

By Matt Fair

February 13, 2010, 8:53PM

 

MORRISVILLE., Pa — The engine of a New Jersey Transit train en route to New York City from Atlantic City caught fire earlier this evening.

 

According to a New Jersey Transit spokeswoman, 62 passengers were safely evacuated from the Atlantic City Express Service (ACES) train after it stopped in the borough at about 5:45 p.m.

 

However, one passenger was reportedly taken to an area hospital for smoke inhalation.

 

The train, which provides express service between Atlantic City and New York with one stop in Newark, had departed Atlantic City at 3:22 and was scheduled to arrive in New York at 5:56.

 

According to reports, buses were provided to transport the evacuated passengers the rest of the way on their trip.

 

The incident caused several overhead wires to come down, interrupting Amtrak service along the Northeast Corridor while repairs were made.

 

Officials with Amtrak said service resumed at about 8 p.m., but was reporting delays of about 30 minutes along the route.

 

Likewise, service on Septa’s R7 line was suspended for approximately two hours last night, according to a spokesperson. When service was resumed at about 8 p.m., outbound trains were not stopping at the Levittown station.

 

Riders instead are encouraged to take the train to Trenton where they could transfer to an inbound train that would make the stop.

 

http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2010/02/nj_transit_train_engine_catche.html

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Seems the ACES train was responsible for this. It took down 1400 feet of wire while it was still energized. There were no trains at all moving for about an hour. Imagine if this happened on a regular weekday?

 

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