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After Rocky Morning on Northeast Corridor, NJ Transit Back on Track

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — It was a tough morning for some commuters leaving or passing through the Hub City.

But things appear to be looking up for Friday afternoon commuters looking to get home.

New Jersey Transit halted Northeast Corridor service out of New Brunswick's Jersey Avenue stop for roughly an hour today, Aug. 4, courtesy of overhead wire problems, according to the agency. A disabled train also contributed to the suspension of service in each direction, NJ Transit said.

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In the morning, the rail company provided service between Jersey Avenue and New Brunswick Station, the busier of the city's two transit hubs, according to the agency. It also ran buses from Princeton Junction and Hamilton to Trenton, on the western end of the line.

Service at Jersey Avenue resumed in both directions about six hours ago, according to an NJ Transit Twitter alert.

Westbound Northeast Corridor from New Brunswick continued to suffer half-hour delays throughout the afternoon, the agency said. Lingering effects from the earlier disabled train caused that, NJ Transit said, forcing westbound trains to hit the low-level platform at Jersey Avenue.

Finally, around 4 p.m., NJ Transit announced that westbound Northeast Corridor service was “on or close to schedule” from New Brunswick to Trenton. Trains no longer stopped at the low-level platform at Jersey Avenue.

Today's morning commute troubles came amid the so-called “summer of hell,” in which repairs to the tracks near Penn Station were poised to spur major headaches for travelers.

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