A massive building fire near the tracks in Newark caused Amtrak and New Jersey Transit to briefly suspend trains on Saturday, but service had returned to normal by the late afternoon. AMTRAK has to halt its Northeast Corridor Lines - the busiest in the nation.
Flames were leaping out of windows of the building on Garden Street and New Jersey Railroad Avenue. The building was vacant and there were no reported injuries, Newark police said.
Amtrak said it was holding trains in both directions in Newark due to the fire, but service had resumed by afternoon.
New Jersey Transit briefly suspended trains in both directions, then said passengers should anticipate delays of up to 60 minutes. By 4 p.m., service was operating on or close to schedule with residual delays. Buses, private carriers and PATH trains were cross-honoring.
NEC and NJCL suspended both directions between Newark Airport and PSNY and RVL suspended between Cranford and Newark Penn all due to fire department activity near Newark. NJT Bus and private carriers will cross honor. PATH cross honoring @ 33rd, HOB and NWK.— NJ TRANSIT (@NJTRANSIT) January 13, 2018