MILLBURN, NJ — Service resumed with heavy delays on the Morris and Essex Line Friday afternoon after a trespasser was struck and killed by a train near the Millburn train station earlier Friday morning.
According to NJ Transit Spokesperson Lisa Torbic, the incident occurred at apprximately 6:45 a.m. with an eastbound Morris and Essex Line train (number 6610) out of Dover. The victim was an adult male, although no further information about him is known at this time. The fatality occurred just east of the actual station itself.
Torbic also confirmed that prior to the incident, the eastbound train was scheduled to arrive at New York Penn Station at around 7:17 a.m. Additionally, she said the victim was struck and killed just east of the actual station itself.
She said that of the approximately 700 people on board engine 6610, no injuries were reported to authorities at the scene.
As of press time, service had resumed with up to two-hour delays in both directions. Train tickets will be cross-honored on NJ Transit busses and other private carriers.