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Posted: Mar 13, 2014 3:52 AM

Updated: Mar 13, 2014 3:53 AM

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Some rail commuters are facing delays following a tanker crash in New Jersey's largest city.

The tanker and a car collided on McCarter Highway adjacent to Amtrak's Northeast Corridor rail line in Newark at about 1:45 a.m. Thursday. That caused problems for Amtrak's signals and overhead wires.

New Jersey Transit spokesman John Durso Jr. says trains on NJ Transit's Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast and Raritan Valley lines are operating up to 30 minutes behind schedule.

Service on those lines earlier was suspended for more than two hours. One NJ Transit train was held at Newark's Penn Station and another was held in Raritan. Some 600 passengers were bused between the stations.

Police are investigating the crash.

Topics: Tanker Crash-Trains

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