Path Train between New Jersey and New York currently suspendedJune 6th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by GD
Due to an electrical fire in the Path’s main control center in Jersey City’s Journal Square, the path train service between New Jersey and New York has been suspended for the time being. Referring to the situation Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman said that at present it is hard to tell that for how long the suspension of the path train will be in effect. Following the fire accident at the Journal Square on 5th of June the service train was immediately suspended at 1:20 p.m.
As per the Jersey Journal reports, all the trains that were on tracks were brought to the nearest station, where they are parked currently. No injuries have been reported till now. Four fire trucks are in place outside the Journal Square station as precautionary service. The passengers are also not being allowed on the escalators that go down to the train station.
Fortunately, the fire that brought a halt to the service trains was not that extensive hence the damage that was done was also relatively minor, the precise configuration of which is still being assessed.
Later in the day, after the fire was doused and normalcy restored, the officials of the path train told The Jersey Journal that, “they’re in the process of finding a generator to restore power to the affected control panel and get service back up.” They further added that for the time being that is till the time the Path train between New Jersey and New York begins to roll again, the NJ Transit will be honoring PATH tickets on the light rail, buses and NJT trains.
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