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Bicyclist Killed By NJ Transit Train in Montclair


NJ Transit Spokesman Jim Smith confirmed that a man riding a bicycle was struck and killed by a train late on Monday evening. 

According to Spokesman Smith,  the victim was struck by Montclair Boonton Line Train 1087 just before Watchung Avenue Station around 9:40 p.m.

The train had left Hoboken at 8:58 p.m. and was scheduled to arrive in Hackettstown at 11:07 p.m.

There were seven customers and crew on board who did not suffer injuries, Smith said. 

Rail service was suspended between Walnut Street and Upper Montclair.

NJ Transit police were investigating.