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Freight Train Derails in Union; NJ Transit Service Suspended on Raritan Valley Line

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UNION, NJ – A freight train derailed in Union on Friday at about 2:15 p.m.

Preliminary details indicate that the train derailed near Union Train Station. The freight train contained 141 cars, according to the Township of Union Business Administrator. Eight were involved in the derailment. 

Confirmation on contents of the freight cars is not yet available, but it appears no hazardous material is involved.

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According to the NJ Transit website, Raritan Valley Line service is suspended in both directions between Newark Penn Station and Cranford and also between Raritan and High Bridge.

NJ Transit Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coastline will cross-honor Raritan Valley train tickets and passes. Train tickets and passes will also be cross-honored on the following NJT buses:

NJ Transit is also operating westbound and eastbound bus service between Newark Penn Station (in front of station at the intersection of Raymond Plaza West and Market Street), Union, Roselle Park and Cranford stations from Cranford that will express to Newark Penn. Trains running between Raritan and Cranford remain operational.

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