Pedestrian killed by Amtrak train

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Rail service was suspended after pedestrian was struck and killed by train near the Metropark station in Iselin.

WOODBRIDGE — Northeast Corridor rail service has resumed with delays up to one hour in both directions that are being attributed to a trespasser fatality near the Metropark rail station in the Iselin section of Woodbridge Township.

Amtrak suspended service after an unidentified pedestrian was struck at 3:30 p.m. Monday by a train carrying 206 passengers, according to Cliff Cole, a spokesperson for the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

NJ Transit authorities said North Jersey Coast Line trains are subject to 15-20 minute delays in both directions due to resulting congestion.

Trespassing along railroad rights-of-way is the leading cause of rail-related deaths in America. Nationally, more than 400 trespasser fatalities occur each year.

 


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