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Commuters Rescued from Disabled Train in New York Tunnel

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NEW YORK (AP) — More than two dozen commuters stranded on a Manhattan-bound NJ Transit train that lost power in a tunnel under the Hudson River safely stepped onto a rescue train.

NJ Transit spokesman John Durso Jr. says a downed overhead wire in the tunnel caused the train to stop on the tracks just before 11 p.m. Tuesday. The 27 passengers remained there until about 2:20 a.m. Wednesday.

Durso says a backup battery kept the heat on and emergency lighting worked. No injuries were reported.

Because of the location of the wire, passengers couldn’t safely evacuate the train and a diesel locomotive couldn’t move it. Police helped passengers transfer onto a Long Island Rail Road train, which brought them to New York.

Durso says as of 4 a.m., the disabled train had been removed and officials expect a normal morning commute.

(Story by: The Associated Press)

 

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