Delays on NJ Transit after freight train derails in Linden

February 26, 2014 5:28:42 AM PST
New Jersey Transit is reporting delays after a freight train derailed in Linden, New Jersey, early Wednesday.

The minor derailment is affecting service on Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line trains, as well as Amtrak.

It appears a car traveling behind the freight train left the tracks near the old General Motors property shortly before 6 a.m.

Workers were also looking for damage along the tracks.

Preliminary delays were reported at 15 to 30 minutes.

The train was moved and crews cleared by 6:30 a.m., but the delays were persisting.