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Freight Train Derailment Disrupts NJ TRANSIT Service

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Patty Aguilar | 11 December, 2017, 00:48

At least a dozen of the cars lost their wheels and the cars tumbled over.

Chopper 4 footage from over the scene shows cars completely off the tracks in a crumpled accordion pattern. It's not clear at this point just how fast this train was going or what exactly caused the massive derailment, but the damage left behind stretches for more than a mile.

NJ Transit has suspended service on the Raritan Valley Line in both directions between Newark Penn Station and Cranford and also between Raritan and High Bridge due to a freight train derailment near Union Station. "A long line of it because it goes from here, the train station, all the way into Roselle Park", says Union Township Police Director Dan Zieser. Bus service between Newark Penn Station and the Cranford Station will be provided through the weekend. NJ Transit busses and private carriers were cross-honoring tickets.

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A CSX freight train derailed in Union, New Jersey, while en route to Selkirk, New York, on Friday afternoon.

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The train had some scrap material and empty tankers, a county spokesman said.

There were concerns about an underground pipeline that carries refined fuel that is next to the tracks but it appeared that it did not suffer any damage.

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