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New Jersey Transit train hits tractor-trailer in Garfield; Bergen Line service suspended

GARFIELD, NJ (PIX11) - New Jersey Transit service has been suspended in both direction on the Bergen Line after a train traveling from Hoboken to Ridgewood struck a tractor-trailer around 12 p.m.

The incident happened Friday at Spencer Avenue and Hobart Place in Garfield, near the Plauderville station.

Witnesses tell PIX11 News, the driver of the tractor trailer was passing through the railroad crossing when it appears his brakes had locked up, stranding him in the train’s path.

After several failed attempts to dislodge, the rail road crossing gates suddenly descended and within seconds, the oncoming six-car passenger train careened into the tractor.  The locomotive car derailed on impact and the tractor-trailer overturned.

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A New Jersey Transit train collided with a tractor-trailer in Garfield. (Andrew Ramos/PIX11 News)

The impact was described as a “big boom” by residents. No explosion or fire was reported.

The train which was occupied with an undetermined number of passengers at the time of the crash was evacuated. No serious injuries are being reported.

The tractor was believed to be transporting contents deemed non-hazardous.

Officials with the Garfield Police and fire departments were at the scene assisting in the incident. NJ Transit put out a press release advising riders of the following alternate routes:

  • For travel from Hoboken Terminal and Secaucus Junction to Bergen County Line stations (except Rutherford), customers should take a Main Line train (toward Suffern) to Ridgewood, and board a shuttle train to Bergen County Line stations.
  • For travel from Hoboken Terminal and Secaucus Junction to Rutherford Station, customers should board an outbound Main Line train (toward Suffern) to Kingsland Station, and then take a shuttle bus to Rutherford.
  • For travel to Hoboken Terminal and Secaucus Junction from Bergen County Line stations (except Rutherford), customers should board an outbound train (toward Suffern) to Ridgewood Station, and then take a Main Line train to Hoboken/Secaucus.
  • For outbound travel toward Suffern or inbound travel to Hoboken/Secaucus from Rutherford Station, customers should board the shuttle bus to Kingsland Station, and then take a Main Line train to their final destination.

Bergen County Line rail tickets/passes will be honored on Bus Route Nos. 144, 145, 160, 161 and 164 out of Port Authority Bus Terminal, on Nos. 171 and 175 out of George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal, and on private carrier buses serving Bergen County.  In addition, Bergen County Line rail tickets/passes will be honored on Pascack Valley Line trains.

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