Earthquake Causes NJ Transit Train Delays, Bridge Inspections

April 6, 2024 0 By JohnValbyNation

NEW JERSEY — Friday morning’s earthquake in New Jersey caused system-wide delays for NJ Transit train riders in both directions, with workers performing bridge and track inspections in the wake of the quake.

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake was detected with an epicenter seven kilometers north northeast of Whitehouse Station in New Jersey, according to the United States Geological Survey, which monitors earthquakes. See Related: Earthquake Rocks NJ, PA, NYC

Reports of buildings shaking began about 10:30 a.m. and lasted for approximately 30 seconds. The shaking was felt as far as New York City and Philadelphia, according to reports.

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A second, smaller earthquake hit New Jersey later on Friday afternoon.

NJ Transit said the quake caused system-wide delays on its train and light rail lines.

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“Rail service system-wide is subject to up to 20-min delays in both directions due to bridge inspections following an earlier earthquake, the agency reported.

As of Friday afternoon, NJ Transit listed active alerts for the following train lines: Atlantic City, Main-Bergen County, Montclair-Boonton, Morris & Essex, Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast, Pascack Valley, Raritan Valley.

Meanwhile, track inspections slowed down service on the following NJ Transit’s light rail lines: Hudson-Bergen, Newark, River Line.

No earthquake-related delays were being reported for NJ Transit bus lines as of Friday afternoon.

Air travelers in New Jersey also faced headaches on Friday due to the quake, with a ground stop issued at Newark Airport. Read More: Flight Disruptions At Newark Airport After Earthquake Shakes NJ

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