45 passengers escorted off Bayonne light rail after downed electrical wires disrupts service


45 passengers were escorted off the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail train in Bayonne yesterday after downed electrical wires disrupted service.

Photo courtesy of the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

At approximately 4:26 p.m. yesterday, NJ Transit police notified the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management that a HBLR train located just south of the 45th Street station, was disabled, due to electrical wires that had fallen on the train, Fire Chief Keith Weaver said in a statement.

NJTPD immediately set up a command post at the 45th Street Station and dispatched HBLR engineers to the scene. Once the electricity was secured, Bayonne firefighters, utilizing three companies, assisted NJTPD Emergency Services, and escorted approximately 45 passengers along the tracks to the 45th Street Station at about 5:40 p.m.

McCabe Ambulance, Bayonne police, and OEM were on hand to assist NJTPD with this operation, Weaver added.

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