UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Raritan Valley Line commuters spent more than three hours trying to make their way home from New York City on Monday following the breakdown of a train near Union Station during rush hour.
At 9:47 p.m., NJT tweeted:
Raritan Valley Line westbound train service is operating on or close to schedule following an earlier disabled NJ Transit train near Union Station.
Frustrated commuters reacted negatively:
@cantwritethis 1 hour ago
Replying to @NJTRANSIT
But I’m not close or on schedule because it’s 10 o’clock and I just finished dinner. #thanksNJtransit
"They really didn't tell us much, the train stopped moving just outside Union . We sat there for a few hours until the told us the train behind us was going to push us to Union Station," commuter Brian Korner told TAPintoSPF. "Once we got there, they let a bunch of people off... I got out at Union and took a Lyft."
"People were just laughing about for like the first hour, but then it really started to get nasty. People yelling, babies crying," added Korner, who left work at 4:20 p.m. and arrived home at 7:50 p.m. "You could see trains back up behind us for miles."
Additionally, Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line trains were subject to 20 minute delays in both directions due to congestion caused by a disabled Amtrak train and an overhead wire down near Rahway, according to www.511nj.org.