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DEVELOPING: New Jersey Transit Train Derails in Perth Amboy

Perth Amboy

Officials at NJ Transit has suspended a section of Monmouth/Middlesex County train service, in both directions, as they investigate the cause of a train derailment that occurred early Tuesday morning.

According to a statement released by NJ Transit, at approximately 12:20 a.m., NJ Coastline train number 3292 departed Long Branch at 11:32 p.m. was headed and expected to arrive at NY Penn Station at 1:18 a.m. derailed in Perth Amboy.

NJ Transit officials told RLS Media that during the derailment, eight train cars remained upright and none of the passengers and crew on board suffered any injuries.

Service from Long Branch to NY Penn Station will remain suspended for much of the morning while crews work to get the train back on the track.

NJ Transit officials have not confirmed what caused the derailment at this time and the investigation into the incident remains active and ongoing.