New Jersey Transit Suspends Service Through Newark After Fire

New Jersey Transit is grappling with system-wide delays of as long as 45 minutes after a fire forced the agency to curtail service running through Newark Pennsylvania Station.

New Jersey Transit said in e-mail alerts that all trains were suspended on the Northeast Corridor, New Jersey Coast and Raritan Valley lines. The Midtown Direct Service was running.

Penny Bassett Hackett, a spokeswoman for the agency, there was a blaze on one of four tracks that run through the Newark station.

For the 165,000 Manhattan commuters who use New Jersey Transit trains each day to reach New York, the delays continued a summer rife with disruptions. Riders faced delays of as much as 90 minutes on six out of July’s 22 business days due to problems with electrical wires.

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