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Northeast Corridor, Amtrak Service Resume After N.J. Fire

June 21, 2011

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June 21 (Bloomberg) -- Northeast Corridor train service has resumed after a fire in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and is running at or close to schedule.

The disruption, which started at 1:30 a.m., was caused by a fire at an electrical substation in New Brunswick, Cliff Cole, an Amtrak spokesman, said in an telephone interview. The cause is being investigated and trains between Philadelphia and New York are running at reduced speed in both directions, he said.

The New Jersey Transit service resumed at 6:45 a.m., according to the commuter system.

Paul Kleba, 44, a self-employed cartoonist from Yardley, Pennsylvania, arrived at the Trenton, New Jersey, train station at 9 a.m. for a 9:14 a.m. train to New York City and was told the delay length was unclear. His train ended up being delayed by about nine minutes.

“I just sit here,” he said as he was boarding the train with his portfolio. “I bring my phone, I bring books and a lot of stuff. I’ll just wait it out.”

--Editors: Cecile Daurat, John Lear

To contact the reporters on this story: Mark Clothier in Detroit at mclothier@bloomberg.net; Terrence Dopp in Nj Statehouse at tdopp@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Jamie Butters at jbutters@bloomberg.net


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