Multiple Brush Fires: NJ Transit, Amtrak Northeast Corridor Service Suspended
Several brush fires along the tracks in Highland Park have caused the suspension of Northeast Corridor service while a second fire burns under abandoned railroad tracks in Matawan.
NJ Transit suspended its service in both directions between Trenton and New York Penn Station. NJ Transit rail tickets and passes are being cross-honored by PATH at Newark Penn Station and 33rd Street.
Customers can use the North Jersey Coast Line service between New York and Rahway.
Highland Park police said the fires are burning at Lambiance Court at River Road and then along Cedar Lane. Video shows one fire burning feet from the track in the back of Midwest Air Technologies.
An Amtrak spokesman said there are reports of as many as nine fires burning near the tracks.
Fire under the tracks
A brush fire in the vicinity of Park Avenue and Orchard Street in Matawan spread to an abandoned train trestle and is burning under the tracks. The New Jersey Forest Fire Service said the fire is nearly extinguished.
There is no impact to rail service by the fire.