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Power line falls on NJ Transit train

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Emergency lights were turned on inside a disabled train. (MyFoxNY.com photo | Luke Funk) Emergency lights were turned on inside a disabled train. (MyFoxNY.com photo | Luke Funk)
The lights of emergency vehicles outside a New Jersey Transit train. (MyFoxNY.com photo | Luke Funk) The lights of emergency vehicles outside a New Jersey Transit train. (MyFoxNY.com photo | Luke Funk)
NEW JERSEY (MYFOXNY.COM) - A power line fell onto a New Jersey Transit train just west of Newark Tuesday evening, according to MyFoxNY.com's Luke Funk, who was on board the train.

The conductor announced that passengers would be moved onto another train after the power line, which was wrapped around one car, was safely removed, Funk reported. The power line was covering two westbound tracks, but other trains did pass by while his train was stuck.

The train was the 5:45 p.m. express from New York City to New Brunswick. Carrying about a thousand passengers, it left Manhattan at about 6 p.m.

The train finally began being backed into Newark Penn Station at around 8 p.m. after crews removed the wire, Funk reported.

There was confusion at the Newark station after passengers were sent to meet trains that were not stopping at stops from the interrupted trip.

The Northeast Corridor, New Jersey Coast, and Raritan Valley lines are delayed up to 30 minutes in both directions, according to NJ Transit.

A spokesperson for NJ Transit said it is too early to tell if the incident is related to the cold weather.

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