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Accident at New Brunswick train station results in passenger death


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NJ Transit Police reported that the victim was an adult male, and his identity has yet to be confirmed. Following the incident, train services were temporarily halted at the New Brunswick station with delays upward of 45 minutes once they resumed. DANTE DE LA PAVA / MARCH 2018


An accident at the New Brunswick Amtrak earlier today resulted in a death.

Authorities report the victim was an adult male. NJ Transit police are investigating the incident, and there is currently no positive identification, according to Lisa Torbic, a senior public information officer for NJ Transit. 

NJ Transit tweeted yesterday that the Northeast Corridor line service between Metro Park and Trenton would operate on or close to the schedule with residual delays to trains already en route, following an earlier Amtrak trespasser fatality at the New Brunswick station.

"Our Northeast corridor services was briefly suspended earlier this morning during this, but then it resumed. When it resumed we had delays of up to 45 minutes and that quickly went down to back on or close to schedule," Torbic said. 

Delays started around 10:20 when NJ Transit tweeted that the Northeast Corridor line service was suspended due to the trespasser fatality. 

“At approximately 10:15 a.m. this morning, train 643, the Keystone Service traveling west to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania came into contact with a trespasser on the tracks outside New Brunswick station. There were no injuries to the 74 passengers on board or to any of the crew,” said Jason Abrams, spokesperson for Amtrak corporate communications. 


Christian Zapata

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Christian Zapata is a School of Arts and Sciences senior majoring in journalism and media studies and minoring in philosophy. He is a news editor @ The Daily Targum. For more updates, follow him @c_zapata161 on Twitter. 




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