UNION, 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., New Jersey Transit 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 they told us the train behind us was going to push us to Union Station," commuter Brian Korner told TAPinto. "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.